Challenge 2 - Throw, Bounce, Catch
Throw, Bounce, Catch
Find a wall in your household if you have one available and stand 1 big step away from it. If you don't have a wall that is useable for the challenge you can do it using the floor instead. Check with the adults in your household which walls you are allowed to use before you try the challenge! Once you have your space you need a ball of some description. Your challenge is to throw the ball against the wall (or floor) so that it bounces back to you for you to catch as many times as you can in 30 seconds. If you drop the ball, just pick it up and keep going.
Make it harder
- Use a smaller/different shape ball
- Throw and catch with 1 hand or alternating hands
- Clap or spin before you catch the ball
Make it easier
- Use a bigger/slower ball
- Throw and catch with 2 hands
- Take a further step back and allow the ball to bounce on the floor after the wall
If you would like to share your attempts at each challenge you can ask the grown ups in your household to film you or take a photo of you doing the challenge and then send it in to Mr Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your score and possibly a write up about how the challenge went in your household.