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Team Bean Bag Catch (Fine Motor)

Bean bag toss with partner

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Stand about 3 feet away from each other with a bean bag from Activity 20 Month 9 in each of your hands
  • Together count aloud to 7 - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • When 7 is said, toss your beanbag to your partner and catch the incoming beanbag
  • The goal is to each throw the beanbag at the same time while catching the tossed beanbag
  • Adjust the distance between partners to be successful and also the type of throwing - underhand or overhand
  • Practice for at least 7 throws

Simplify

Begin with using only one beanbag to toss back and forth

Extend

Encourage child to do the counting one to seven.  Ask him to mix up how he counts by saying the numbers slow and very quickly.  Challenge him to count backwards seven to one before throwing the beanbags

Materials

  • beanbags from Activity 20 Month 9

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"Of Colors and Things"
by Tana Hoban (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)"
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

"Teeth"
by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.