A great eye-hand coordination activity for grades K-3.
Submitted by Jackie Wiley, Morris Plains, New Jersey.
BACKGROUND: Here’s a super way to help your younger students gain better eye-hand coordination! Collect enough styrofoam egg cartons so that you have one for every student in your class.
Use spray paint to color the 12 holes. Use red, blue, green, yellow, pink, brown, etc. Now the fun begins!
Challenge your students to perform a variety of perceptual-motor activities using a ping-pong ball:
Individual Challenges: Bounce the ball on the floor and try to get the ball to land in the carton. Bounce the ball on the floor into a warm color, a cold color. Toss the ball into the air and catch it in the carton. What other skills can you try to do?
Partner Challenges: Bounce the ball so that your partner can catch it in his/her carton. Bounce the ball so that your partner can catch it in the blue space, green space, etc. What other partner challenges can you try to do?