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Number games to kick about

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Counting and numbers when you are out and about together is a really easy way to keep kids entertained and happy. So why not try these activities the next time you’re down the park for a wee kick-about?

Playing ball games to try at home

Game #1: Count throws

Count each time you throw the ball to each other. To mix things up a little, you could try different ways of counting - starting to count in twos (2, 4, 6) say, and then having a go at counting in fives (5, 10, 15) and tens (10, 20, 30). You could even take a point away when someone misses.

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Game #2: Goalie game

Jumpers make fantastic goalposts! Take it in turns to be in goal, and then for every ball that gets through the jumpers add a point. For every ball you miss, subtract a point.

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Game #3: Keepie-uppie challenge

Take turns at keepie-uppies down the park. Start by count each keepie-uppie. Then start again, and this time each keepie-uppie could be worth two points. Then maybe five points. You could even take a point off each time you drop the ball. You could ask your child to be in charge of keeping score while you play.

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Last updated: 26 Oct, 2018


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