The purpose of this activity is to get children moving and to practice manipulating a ball. It improves their locomotor skills, hand eye coordination, agility, and balance.
Balls, markers or rope to mark out the playing space.
Ideas for variations:
Ball size: increase or decrease to vary the challenge
Playing area: increase or decrease the size or change the shape.
All educators are reminded to ensure children are "SunSmart" when outside. More information and resources on sun safety in early childhood can be found on Cancer Council website.
One group of children roll balls along the ground attempting to 'tag' another group of children who are trying to avoid the balls by running and jumping out of the way.
Download the Ball Tag Active Play Card.
A manual containing inclusive physical activities for children aged 0-5 years designed for parents, day-carers or teachers in a variety of early childhood settings.
The resource contains program ideas for babies and children aged 2- 5 years, safety guidelines and equipment lists, as well as over 25 games.