Crossing the Midline with the Stretchy Band, Balloon Ball, Bean Bags
About a year ago I stumbled across Tracey from OT Mom Learning Activities. She lives in Africa and was looking for some bean bags, and I also sent her a stretchy band and balloon ball for her to try out.
She specifically shared how to use the stretchy band, bean bags, and balloon ball for teaching bilateral coordination.
I will be sharing her ideas and linking up to her blog posts and information.
OT Mom’s Learning Activities Link Up
- Ball and Bean Bag Activities
- More Activities for Midline Crossing
- A Stretchy Band Activity
- Info, Tips and A Free Handout
Bear Paw Creek’s stretchy band can be used very effectively to work on midline crossing skills with a group of kids!
Have your kids stand in a circle and hold on to the stretchy band. These 3 kids are holding 2 bands which have been joined together to make a longer one.
Start clapping a beat or singing a song and have the kids move the stretchy band hand over hand around the circle in a rhythmical way.
They should be crossing the midline as they reach from side to side.
In this post you will learn the following:
Bean bag games and activities make use of a fun and inexpensive prop to develop gross motor skills.
Younger children may find beanbags easier to handle than a ball, and because beanbags can’t roll away, they may be less frustrating for the child with poor coordination skills.
Some of the games suggested can make great kids’ party games too!