Target ball is a group game, where the aim is to land your ball in the middle – the team that gets closest wins! You can adapt this with a ramp, or and use clapping to support players who are visually impaired.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence and independence through learning new skills and making friends.
How to play
What you’ll need
- Four small balls per player in the same colour (four red, four blue, etc)
- A bullseye-style target mat - feel free to make your own, bearing in mind if it contrasts against the background, so it can be seen clearly
- A ramp (if needed)
How to set up
- Set out the target mat and have all players line up facing it
Playing the game
- Players take it in turns to roll their balls towards the target, trying to get it to stop in the middle
- The ball that’s closest to the middle of the target wins
- If you’re supporting the player, you could hold a ramp towards the target
Other ways to play
- Use a ramp to help roll the ball off if needed
- Put a large object like a cone in the middle so it’s clear where the target is – you could even wrap it in flashing lights and make it brightly coloured
- Someone could clap above the middle of the target for players who are visually impaired