Ayla is getting really good at drawing straight lines as well as giving circles a good try. Ayla had to gently roll the ball so it could follow the line, if she was to rough the ball would roll away. This was just an introduction to looking at new shapes and lines, with an additional sensory benefit. We spoke about the shapes as Ayla pushed the ball as well as using language like gently, hard, fast and slow. Ayla showed lots of determination as she was doing this activity, if the ball rolled off the board she would just laugh and say “oops” before trying again.
. Cardboard box
. Hot Glue Gun
. Stanley Knife.
. Balls (we used Grimms wooden balls)
Cut 6 25.5cm x 25.5cm squares out of your cardboard. Place 3 of them to one side, they will be your bottom pieces.
Draw your shapes onto your other 3 pieces of cardboard, making sure that when you cut them out their will be a 3cm grove for the ball to sit in. Once you are happy with your design cut it out with the Stanley knife, I put a spare bit of cardboard underneath to protect the surface I was cutting on.
Finally use the hot glue gun to stick the tops and bottoms together. Once the glue is dry its ready to go!
. Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.