This ping pong bounce game is a fun way to build skills in eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, visual scanning, visual tracking, and more. We used a fun DIY ping pong bounce game to work on reading fluency but you could use this activity for any multisensory learning.
Ping Pong Bounce Game
A ping pong bounce game is exactly as it sounds, a game where you bounce ping pongs! You’ll need a target to bounce the ping pongs into, and this target can be any container which the player can use.
Older children, occupational therapy high school students, or middle school OT students might use a smaller bowl.
Younger children or those working on motor control and hand-eye coordination may use a larger bowl or a basket.
To play a ping pong bounce game, you’ll need just a few items:
- Ping pongs
- Marker (to write on the ping pong balls)
- Water (to put in the target bowl to make the task easier)
Ping Pong Bounce Skills
Playing a ping pong bounce activity like this one builds several skill areas at once:
- Hand eye coordination
- Motor planning
- Fine motor control
- Grasp and release
- Visual tracking
- Visual scanning
- Visual convergence
- Crossing midline
- Force modulation
Ping Pong Bounce Game Ideas
We’ve been doing a bunch of tricky word games and activities recently as we practice Big Sister’s words for school. It’s fun to come up with creative ways to practice sight words and decodable words.
Manipulating Sight Words without flash cards really helps when it comes to encouraging new readers to go over (and over and over) novel words. Adding a different component (even taking the words outside for a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt) can make the learning easier.
Tricky Word Games
We made this tricky words ping pong ball bounce game one afternoon when we were practicing sight words and had a little fun bouncing our words around as we practiced.
This isn’t the first time we’ve used ping pong balls in our sight word practice…Sight Word Scooping and Matching was a lot of fun and part of the inspiration to get a little active with our sight words.
The ping pong balls were the perfect size to fit in the paper roll rings. We played for a while with this, just putting the ping pong balls into the rings, moving them around, and reading the words.
It was ping pong bounce fun!
The bouncing part was hard to photograph, but we would bounce the ping pong balls toward the tray and try to get them into the rings. Little Guy really liked this part and he got pretty good at bouncing the balls into the rings.
Looking for more tricky word activities? Try one of these:
2 thoughts on “Ping Pong Bounce Game”
I love how this makes learning sight words fun. I pinned this to my Preschool Fun board.
What a fun way to practice sight words! Pinning to my literacy board. Thanks for sharing this on the Afterschool linky!
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