Basic Striking


Skill: Strike

15 minutes


  • 60-80 cm smooth stick or narrow piece of lumber that fits in child’s hands
  • Hockey tape
  • Ball(s) 10-25 cm in diameter or empty tin can


  1. Wrap one end of the stick with hockey tape to form a handgrip.
  2. In an outdoor place (yard or park), hit the ball or tin can around on the ground.
  3. Make sure your child does not hit animals or other children.


  • As your child develops better control of the stick, try rolling a ball for them to hit


This activity develops hand-eye coordination and timing while using a striking tool (such as a bat, a racquet, or a hockey stick).

Suggested Age1-3 years