Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rolling Ramp

Another great idea from Productive Parenting, this is an activity I just knew Erik would enjoy. He loves playing with balls, so anything that incorporates that love is a hit. It's super easy. All you need is a ball (or two, or three...) and something with which to build a ramp. We used a flattened cardboard box leaned against a chair, but you could use a cookie sheet or a stack of books or anything else you can find. Productive Parenting suggests setting up an empty milk jug at the bottom to try to bowl over, but I didn't want to wait until we'd finished one off. You could just skip this part or do like we did and put a basket at the bottom to catch the ball. 
 Erik really enjoyed rolling the ball down the ramp. He did it over and over again. He also really loves cardboard boxes though, so next time we try this I may need to come up with something else to make our ramp out of that will be less distracting. Every time Erik had to chase after the ball, he was working those gross motor skills, as well as visually tracking the movements of the ball.
We did end up taking the cardboard box and turning it into another activity for both Erik and Paisley to enjoy. Stay tuned next week to find out what we did.

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