Our latest Active Play Idea is #7 Batter Up. This idea has been tried and tested across Canberra and is sure to get your playgroup and early childhood families moving.

Create a Baby Friendly version of this activity by tying a beach ball to a piece of elastic and either hold or suspend it over your baby. Your baby will will try to reach towards the ball and grab it, grasp it or kick it. This idea works for babies on their backs and for sitting.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org