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Activities for kids

  • Balloon Tennis

    Skill: Strike

    30 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination and timing while using a simple racquet (i.e., striking tool). These skills also transfer to striking with a bat or stick.

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  • Balloon Volleyball

    Skill: Volley

    15 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor control, and the ability to track moving objects in the air. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve striking or catching an object in the air (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Baseball Batting

    Skill: Strike

    20 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination and timing while using a bat (i.e., striking tool). These skills also transfer to striking with a racquet or stick.

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  • Baseball Throwing

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Basketball Dribble

    Skill: Dribble

    15 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination, balance, and rhythmical movement.

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  • Beach Ball Handball

    Skill: Strike

    30 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination and timing for striking a moving object. These skills also transfer to striking with a bat, racquet, or stick.

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  • Bowling Milk Cartons

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Bucket Toss Golf

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Cardboard Javelin

    Skill: Throw

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, javelins, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Crab Walk

    Skill: Balance

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination, balance, and strength as kids try to imitate the movements of a crab.

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  • Dodge Ball

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and speed. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and speed (e.g., soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Hockey Shooting

    Skill: Strike

    15 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination and timing while using a hockey stick (i.e., striking tool). These skills also transfer to striking with a bat or racquet.

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  • Hopscotch

    Skill: Hop

    20 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, and rhythm required for activities at older ages such as running, skipping, hopping, and dancing.

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  • Jump Rope

    Skill: Jump

    15 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, and rhythm required for sports and activities such as volleyball, tennis, badminton, and dance.

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  • Kangaroo Hopping

    Skill: Hop

    10 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, and rhythm required for activities at older ages such as running, skipping, hopping, and dancing.

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  • Kick Instep

    Skill: Kick

    15 minutes

    This activity develops leg coordination, strength and fine motor control in the lower body. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve kicking an object (e.g., soccer, football, martial arts).

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  • Kick Side Foot

    Skill: Kick

    15 minutes

    This activity develops leg coordination, strength and fine motor control in the lower body. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve kicking an object (e.g., soccer, football, martial arts).

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  • Monkey Bar Challenge

    Skill: Agility

    15 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and body proprioception. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and proprioception (e.g., gymnastics, aerial diving, martial arts, dance, soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball).

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  • Outdoor Golf Toss

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Overhand Catch

    Skill: Catch

    15 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, and the ability to track moving objects in the air. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve flying objects (e.g., balls, shuttlecocks, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • River Bank

    Skill: Jump

    10 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, mental focus, and reaction time required at older ages for a variety of sports and activities.

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  • River Leap

    Skill: Jump

    10 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, rhythm, and timing required for any and all sports and activities that involve a running jump (e.g., basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics).

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  • Running Long Jump

    Skill: Run

    15 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, timing, and strength required for any and all sports and activities that involve a running jump (e.g., basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics).

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  • Soccer Dribbling

    Skill: Kick

    15 minutes

    This activity develops leg coordination, strength and fine motor control in the lower body. It also develops balance and rhythmical movement. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and rhythmical movement (e.g., soccer, basketball, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Standing Broad Jump

    Skill: Jump

    10 minutes

    This activity develops dynamic balance, coordination, and strength required for any and all sports and activities that involve jumping (e.g., basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics, diving).

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  • Tag

    Skill: Agility

    10 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of legs, arms and torso, plus dynamic balance and speed. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve dynamic balance and speed (e.g., soccer, basketball, hockey, volleyball, racquet sports, martial arts, dance).

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  • Target Throwing

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, javelins, darts, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Tennis Ball Bounce Catch

    Skill: Catch

    20 minutes

    This activity develops hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, and the ability to track moving objects in the air. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve flying objects (e.g., balls, shuttlecocks, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Throwing Stones in Water

    Skill: Throw

    30 minutes

    This activity develops coordination of arms and torso, fine motor control, and the ability to “read” distances. These skills transfer to sports and activities that involve throwing an object accurately over a perceived distance (e.g., balls, frisbees, ribbons, sticks, batons).

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  • Twist and Shout

    Skill: Balance

    10 minutes

    This activity develops coordination and balance as kids shift their weight from one foot to the other while twisting their body through a dynamic range of motion.

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