Toy Tuesday: Pig Popper

12 Mar

How cute is this little guy?!?! And he was name one of the best toys for 2012! I’ve seen variations of him, including a bear with an orange ball, bass fish with red/white ball, and dog with yellow ball. I found this one at Hobby Lobby, but have also seen them at Cracker Barrel. In all places I’ve seen him, he’s always been under $10! Great for hand strengthening, eye hand coordination, and more. And so many fun things to use him for! You can put a target on the wall and have the kids try to hit it, use a straw to have the child suck the ball onto the straw and then blow a ball as far as he can (good for breath control, oral skills, and convergence/divergence of eyes, etc), have the child wheelbarrow walk, crab walk, somersault, etc to pick up all of the balls, the ideas go on and on!!

And of course, he needs a name…Peter the pig? Pops the pig? Perky the pig??

Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Toy Tuesday: Pig Popper”

  1. Margaret@YTherapySource March 12, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Love this toy as well!!!! We play Angry Pigs with it. I cut up a bunch of pool noodles to make pyramids out of. We have a few angry birds so we stack the angry birds on the pool noodles. Then the pig popper sends the ball flying to knock down the birds for some role reversal of the Angry Birds game. All the squatting required to hit the target on the floor is wonderful or try it in prone extension.

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