You just take a regular punch ball and throw it so your child can hit it with a bat. That’s right. We use plastic wiffle ball bats and other foam bats. The punch ball works great because it is just a big balloon. It floats and slows down quickly. It shouldn’t break anything or cause much trouble at all. Here we are playing some. This video clip is after we had been playing hit it and run to chase after the ball. I had my son “run the bases” so we could record this.
This could easily be implemented into a fun way to do some studying. You could ask a question after your child hits the ball and they get to advance to the next base when they get it right. Perfect for spelling or math tables.
It is so much fun and burns off some energy. We have done a volleyball variation as well. We used the couch as the net. We would just volley the punch ball to each other over the couch. We would try our best not to let it hit the floor. We would also count as we hit it. Try it.