This activity works on promoting eye-hand coordination necessary for activities such as catching a ball or copying from the blackboard. In addition, the child is working on stability and shoulder strengthening through the activation of the arm.
For this easy to set up activity, you can use any type of pair of socks and preferably a laundry basket.
Roll the socks together to form a ball. If possible, ask the child to do this step independently.
Place the basket about 3 feet away from a marked line.
Ask the child to stand on the marked line and throw the sock ball into the basket.
This activity can also be done with bean-bags.