Preschool Express Home Page
Market Station
Calendar Station
Party Station
Toddler Station
Art Station
Game Station
Food Station
Discovery Station
Alphabet Station
Number Station
Skill Station
Music & Rhyme
Station
Story Station
Celebration Station
Inspiration Station
Theme Station
Learning Station
Advice Station
Meet Jean Warren
About this Site
Site Reviews
Send this Site
to a friend

 

 


THROWING GAMES
Young children need to develop both their large and their small muscles. The best way to do this is through fun non-threatening skill games.

    SOCK TOSS
    A fun laundry day game is to let your child practice tossing rolled socks into a laundry basket. Each time he gets a sock into the basket, have him step back a step for his next shot. Continue while interest lasts.

    BALL TOSS

    Children seem to love tossing balls through hoops. If you have a small basketball hoop, encourage your child to practice often. If you don't have a hoop, try rigging up and old tire or hula hoop for your child to use.

    ROCK TOSS

    Preschoolers can develop large muscle control by throwing just about anything. If you live by a beach, throwing shells or rocks into the water can be great fun.

CARNIVAL GAMES

Set up a few skill games in your yard. Invite some of your child's friends or neighbors over for a mini-carnival.
  • RING THE BOTTLES
    Cut the middles out of some old margarine tub lids for rings. Then set up some pop bottles (full or empty) and let your child and her friends take turns trying to toss the ring over the top of the bottles.
  • PENNY TOSS
    Set out some plastic or paper plates, on the grass or floor. Have the children stand back a few feet and attempt to toss the pennies onto the plates.
  • TEDDY BEAR KNOCK OUT
    Set a stuffed animal on a stool and let the children throw a ball and try to knock him over.