DIY Activity - Talking Tennis Balls

Talking tennis balls - build hand and finger strength!


  • Cut a 7cm line across the tennis ball.
  • Stick on eyes
  • Draw hairs, lips, eye lashes
  • Make the tennis ball ‘talk’ by squeezing the sides of the mouth
  • Scrunch up little bits of paper or using pom poms to ‘feed’ the tennis ball, you can have food eating races against each other

Note: The shorter the mouth line the harder it is to squeeze it open, the bigger the mouth the easier. Get the child to reach across their body to pick up things in the balls mouth to encourage them to cross their midline.


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