Round Up the Balls Game for Toddlers

Super simple game for toddlers


It’s Day 7 of our A Very Toddler Summer series we are co-hosting with my friend Kristina from Toddler Approved! You can check out all of the posts so far in the series here.


Today’s activity is so simple, it hardly seems worthy of blogging about. With young toddlers, however, sometimes the simplest things are the best and most fun! Little Sister LOVED this activity. And her biggest brother thought it was pretty fun to watch her. :)


This activity is great for teaching positional words, such as “in” and “out” as well as teaching your toddler to follow 1-step directions.


Here’s what you’ll need:  a hula hoop (or two if doing this activity with older toddlers), and several balls.



1. Place the hula hoop in the center of the yard and scatter the balls within a 10 foot diameter of the hula hoop.



2. Ask your toddler to put all of the balls in the circle (hula hoop).



Little Sister thought this was a pretty fun game!



With a little prompting, she put all the balls inside!




3. Next, instruct your toddler to put the balls out of the hoop.



For toddlers who are 2 years and over, you can modify/extend the activity by using 2 hula hoops and having them sort the balls into big and small.



round up the balls - a simple game for toddlers



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    1. Great idea! Thanks so much, Sarah! I felt a little silly posting such a simple game…but then I remembered that sometimes reminders to do the simple things are exactly what *I* need. :)

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