Gross Motor Game Reviews

Bullseye Target Toss

We like this game as the rules are very easy to understand. The aim of the game is to toss your bean bag as close to the center, or “bulls eye” as possible, as the bulls eye contains the highest point value. All of the other circles around the bulls eye are worth less points, very similarly to a game of darts. We sometimes have trouble interpreting how many points were scored if the bag thrown does not land directly on its target. Overall we do enjoy this game, but do not find it as interesting as some of our other gross motor activities. We think this game might be especially good for people who enjoy playing darts but may not be able to play anymore!

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S&S® Chip Chuckin’™ Game

We like this tossing game because it is silly! The entire point of the game is to try and get the “Cow Chips” or “Cow Pie” to land on a square that is appropriate for manure, or else you get negative points! For example, if you toss the “Cow Pie” into the square marked “Cornfield” you earn points, but if you land the “Cow Pie” on the “Farmer’s Wife” square you lose points! Haha! We have substituted our favorite lightweight bean bags in place of the “Cow Pies” that came with the game set because they leave your hands smelling like rubber or latex. We have also found that the bean bags are easier to throw. Overall we like this tossing game, although it is sometimes difficult to determine point values if the bean bag does not land completely on a marked square.chip-chuckin

Funky Bean Bag Toss

This is one of our newer gross motor activities.  We like this mat because of the cool colors and fun sayings.  We do believe that it would be easier to determine point values if there was less white space/blank space on the board.  Overall this is a nice target toss game.

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Inflatable Mouse and Cheese Toss Game

This is another one of our new gross motor activities that we have enjoyed very much.  We find that for tossing games it is much easier to determine points fairly when the object is to land the bean bag in a hole rather than on a spot/target on a mat.  For example, if the bean bag lands in between 2 point value squares on a mat a decision must be made as to which point value will be given as the score.  With the object being to land the bean bag in a hole, with an assigned point value, there is no question as to how many points should be awarded.  The only problem we have found with this game is that it does pop very easily but it can also be patched up easily and fixed!  All in all we think this is a very good gross motor game.

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Sportime Ultimax Soft Indoor Bocce Balls

This bocce set is very nice and wonderful for indoor use. It is light and easy to use and because it is brightly colored it is very easy to see. The only problem we have found with this game is that it is difficult to properly toss the pallino indoors on a hard wood floor without it rolling extremely far away – too far away for anyone to actually play efficiently. In order to fix this problem we have found that placing a mat or blanket down in the area where the pallino is to be thrown helps or use on a carpeted floor. We like this game a lot. It requires a bit more strategy to play but we have enjoyed it very much!

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Expert Cornhole Toss Game

We love to play Cornhole!  Cornhole is absolutely one of our favorite Gross Motor Activities.  This set came with 2 metal cornhole boards, 8 colored bags to toss (2 colors – 4 bags/color), and a carrying case.    This particular set of cornhole boards is well liked by our program because of its ease of storage. The boards are interlocking and fit in the carrying case perfectly.  We also really like how durable it is because the boards are made of metal.  The bags that originally came with this game were too heavy so we have swapped them out for lightweight  bags which are easier to throw.

We also amended the rules of the game to make play more fair for users who may have a physical disability – we place both boards next to each other (one in front of the other) and score as follows: land a bag in the hole in the board in front = 3 points; land a bag in the hole in the board in back = 5 points; land anywhere on either board = 1 point.  We also do not play as teams but score each player individually.  Overall this is truly a favorite at No Limits Eastern Shore!

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