Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Sock Sports" – Age 1

Large Motor Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination

Sock Slam Dunk: Stand an open, large paper grocery bag in the middle of a room. Hand your child a balled-up sock (or a small stuffed animal or ball) and show him how to race by the bag and throw the sock in. After a while, give him two balled-up socks to throw into the bag at the same time. You can also encourage your child to stand still and try to shoot the balled-up sock into the grocery bag from different distances.

Sock Target: Draw a face on a large paper grocery bag. Cut out a large hole for the mouth. Place the open bag on a table, put a book in the bottom of the bag to weigh it down, and let your child try to throw balled-up stocks into the mouth.

Source: Bright and Beyond, Smart & Simple Activities to do with your Child, Age 1, 12-24 months. Available at

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