Bounce and Catch

Bounce and Catch


  • 2-3 different bouncy balls (e.g. large inflated bouncy ball, tennis ball, solid rubber ball)


  1. Show your child how to drop a ball, let it bounce once, and then catch.
  2. Encourage your child to drop and catch the ball many times in a row.
  3. Let your child try different sizes of balls, and start with balls that are easier to catch (e.g. larger balls).


  • If it helps, children with physical disabilities can sit down while bouncing and catching, so their hands are free to catch.


This activity develops hand-eye coordination, as well as fine motor control of the hands and fingers.


  • Skill: Catch
  • 15 minutes
  • Suggested age: 4 - 6 years