Catch It If You Can

A simple game of catch can be adapted in many ways to work on motor skills and O&M.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Kathy Heydt and Monica Allon and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

Students will practice catching and throwing in this activity. Lessons include Orientation and Mobility.

Various size pillows (If student is totally blind, the pillow can have a sound source such as a bell attached to it.)

Hints: Guard the student against falling and bumping into obstacles. Caution students against striking other students in the face with balls, and knocking materials over. Perform activities on a safe surface, such as an exercise mat.


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