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Kicking Games and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Back to Basics and this week is K is for Kicking

Kicking FunSuch a simple activity – kicking a ball around. We have soft balls that we use inside and then various size of balls for the garden. J loves kicking and has turned our swing into his goal posts – we’re still working on the not picking up the ball and running around the garden with it part way through a game but it’s a lot of fun.

It’s great to work on gross movement and eye cordination as well. With J walking late (18 months) this is something that I have been concerned with at times and playing kicking games in the garden builds his confience and helps with his development as well.

A Mom with a Lesson Plan has a great DIY Kick Jug fantastic for play and also great for learning letters and words.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. Great idea for a series. It’s eh to forget how important the simple things are especially with younger children.

    Thanks for linking to Sunday Showcase.

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