Blow Lotto

Promoted Skills

Product Description

A ping-pong ball is blown on a game board and played like bingo. Each child takes a turn and when the ball lands on an animal, that animal is covered up on the child’s game board.  The first person to cover her board wins.

Communicative 4

Skills

  • Playing this game can help train mouth function and coordination as you blow to the animals.  This strengthens the muscles of the mouth that are used to speak.
  • Each explosive breath, also trains respiratory function and lip strength, all while children play.
  • Appropriate game etiquette is learned as children utilize patience to wait their turn, take turns, share the common board and learn appropriate reactions to winning and losing.

Play Ideas

  • Have children discuss how many blows it will take to get to a certain animal.
  • Have kids work as a team to black out all the boards and win together.
  • Make the sound of the animal so the child has to identify and blow the ball to that animal.  This can help children with receptive language skills.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Set the game at an angle by leaning on a book or have child bend down to try different level blowing techniques.

Sensory 3

Skills

  • Children work together to fill up their boards in a bingo like style game; initiating communication, social skills and teamwork skills.
  • Cause and effect relationships are established as each time a child blows towards and animal, how they blew effects where their ball goes.

Play Ideas

  • Play with bubbles and practice blowing to an animal and earning a blow on the bubbles. This can help reinforce the oral movement skills in an understandable and highly motivating way.

Cognitive 3

Skills

  • Guessing/estimating (pre-math skills) are encouraged as children decide how many blows it may take to get to a particular animal or through the track.
  • Cause and effect relationships are established as each time a child blows towards and animal, how they blow effects where their ball goes.
  • Concentration is enhanced as children focus on the pictures they are targeting with the ball.

Play Ideas

  • Introduction to the game for practice before playing in a group would be helpful. Teach the child how to blow by having them mimic your actions.
  • Children can play together on one board to fill up the board and catch all the animals and win a prize together.

Adaptation Ideas

  • Attach Velcro or suction cups to the bottom of the game so that it can be attached to a table to wheel chair tray.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$37.50
Age Range:
3-99
Directions:
Extensive
Levels of Play:
Three Levels
Storability:
Self Storing
Washability:
Surface Wipe

AblePlay Rating

Blow Lotto

Developmental Skill Rating (1-5)
Physical 3
Sensory 3
Communicative 4
Cognitive 3
Social/Emotional 4

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