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Ants in the Pants

Primary Category: Physical/Sensory Motor Development

Subcategories: Fine Motor Skills, Eye/Hand Coordination, Hand Strengthening, Visual Perception

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories:

Ants in the Pants is a flip-flopping ant-hopping game! As you flip each ant one by one, these silly ants are having fun! Into the pants, they’ve got to go. But not too high or not too low. Inside the pants they like to hide… but be the first to flip them all inside! Players will use fine motor skills while flipping the ants into the pants since they are using the coordination of small muscles in movements while involving the synchronization of the hands and fingers- with the eyes. The complex levels of manual dexterity that individuals exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in taste controlled by the nervous system. Also, players will be using eye/hand coordination since they have to position the ants in a particular position to be able to accurately flick them into the pants. Hand strengthening is a major component in this game. Players will have to use their intrinsic hand muscles to be able to flick/forcefully press the ants into the pants. The amount of force will depend on how close or how far the pants and ants are placed to the player. Lastly, visual perception is being used since the brain must receive, interpret and act upon how close or far the ants need to go in order to successfully make it into the pants.