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Super basic ball skills for 5yo

Uncoordinated 5yo. Uncoordinated parent. Noodling around in the backyard with a t-ball set, a baseball glove, and a soccer ball. What are some fun games we can play that will help lay the groundwork for actual ball handling skills? [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Mar 21, 2016 - 17 answers

Can you help me identify this dog's ball?

The ball is about the size of a tennis ball, hollow, and it has lots of angles so it bounces wildly. The material is about 1/4" thick and firm yet flexible which makes it great for chewing. There are no manufacturer's marks on the toy and was purchased in the last five years somewhere in the US or Canada. Two pictures.
posted by Science! on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me help my elderly rescue dog.

My recently rescued elderly dog is ball-obsessed. More specifically, she is obsessed with playing with balls right near the edge of my couch. This is a problem. How can I fix this problem? [more inside]
posted by waterisfinite on Jun 3, 2015 - 21 answers

GAGA Ball Pit in Portland OR metro area

My kids' school recently installed a GAGA ball pit (link) in their playground, and my 5-year old boy is in love with the game. His birthday is coming up, and we were thinking it would be great to incorporate some gaga into the party. We could have it at the school...except there are no bathrooms...which seems like a deal breaker for a kids birthday party. Does anyone know if there is another of these gaga pits anywhere in the Portland Metro Area (with bathroom access)? I have googled, and come up with nothing...but surely if there's one out there, Metafilter can find it! Thanks!
posted by dan g. on May 16, 2014 - 8 answers

Is my new soccer/football broken?

I'm on vacation solo and bought my husband a really cool soccer ball, but the store did a bad job of deflating it, and cracked the outer shell. Will it be okay when I inflate it again, or should I be looking for a backup gift? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Mar 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Childrens book about boy Paul and Solamand with crystal ball

I'm looking for the title of a children`s picture book which had a boy named Paul and a man with a crystal ball named Solamand (sp?) . Many of the pages had shiny silver spots on them such as a silver rain puddle. I thought it had ``Apprentice`in the title, but maybe not. I don`t know when it was published but my children read it in the `80s. Paul somehow travels from his home to were Solamand is. Does anyone remember it?
posted by mcbeitz on Jan 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Jetstream Ballpoint Pen Suggestions

Looking for suggestions for pen bodies for Jetstream Ballpoint Pen refills. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Hey engineers - I need a mechanical elbow!

I'm working with some science-types on a project, and we're looking for a joint that gives a similar range of motion to a human elbow or shoulder. Is there a name for this, and is our current path to finding some a good one? [more inside]
posted by ASoze on Nov 11, 2013 - 7 answers

Tell me about masquerade balls in central New England.

It has been too long since I went to a costume party, but I am not really into the Halloween bar scene. I am looking for: a crowd wearing nice costumes in an interesting venue; something that's kind of special. I am not looking for: "I'll wear a bathrobe and say I'm a Jedi, let's go drinking!" crowds. More Venetian carnival, less "this fuzzy pimp hat was all that was left at iParty." [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Ball and Cup Magic Routine

I'm looking for the best ball and cup magic routine I've ever seen. It was posted on the blue about a year ago. I believe the guy had a beard, and he may have used mugs and music to go with the routine. The amount of variations and throws that he used were mind boggling. My google fu is failing me, hive mind please help.
posted by MechEng on Aug 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Military Ball

In a couple months I have to attend my first ever military ball. I do not know much in the way of social expectations of such an event, I guess I'm just supposed to go and look pretty.. which leads to the real question, What do I wear!!!? . Or how I should dress exactly, what are the "norms"...
posted by misformiche on Jan 23, 2013 - 14 answers

Baseball Hat Logo Assistance

Please help me with my baseball hats - the logo/crest is "dented" [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 22, 2013 - 6 answers

What did I eat?

What did I eat? Fifty years ago, when I was a kid, a friend's Japanese mother made us a snack. She pulled 2 plain, fist sized rice balls from the fridge and sprinkled a dark green, watery sauce on them. It was salty and fishy tasting. It may have had some dark green flecks in it. I've seen nothing like it in Asian markets, and I think it may have been homemade, for it was poured from a wine bottle with a metal liquor spout tube. I've wondered for years.
posted by sagejumper on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

70s toy - ball glides back and forth on ropes you pull

Looking for the name of a toy I had in the 1970s that had 2 long ropes with handles on both ends, one person would pull their ropes apart and send a football shaped ball with the ropes running through it flying towards the other person. The ball on ours was red, the handles were blue - but who knows, it may have come in different colors. My sister swears it was called the Woosh, but I haven't found it via that name. I want to buy one for my niece & nephew if I can find it - and I think having the name will be the key to locating one. But if you know where I can get one, even better.
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 14, 2012 - 5 answers

I need to find some supplies for reworking smd hardware.

I need to buy some reballing materials like solder balls and some kester 951 i believe no clean water soluble flux. I need to obtain these items preferably as close as possible to Waterloo Region Ontario Canada. I need some ideas on how to get this stuff cheaply and effectively. Also any links to the shops that I just cant find would be great.
posted by Chamunks on Sep 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me find this pen.

I am searching for a ballpoint pen - Papermate Pendulum. Can anyone help me find some? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 10, 2012 - 8 answers

All dressed up and nowhere to go?

Help me find or create a calendar of events in Orlando that would be suitable for a couple in a tuxedo and gown or cocktail dress. Not just things that are in the near future, but year round types of things! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jun 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

What are the best squash/racquetball goggles/glasses on the market? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

Having a ball in the office

Is there an office chair that provides the same strengthening and stability as a medicine ball but would pass the office requirement for safety? [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Sep 14, 2011 - 13 answers

How to pwn a friend.

My friend agreed for me to full on tackle him... We are in the 10th grade, I outweigh him by probably 80lbs, and he said he would let me do it... Questions: can we get in trouble or suspended? Im will only be a few feet away, and he will have pillows, a helmet, and will land on some grass, can he (or I) get hurt? And finally, if one of us DOES get hurt, what will the injurys be?
posted by sizzil34 on Sep 2, 2011 - 28 answers

Activities For The Blind

Some fun and unusual activities for the blind or hard of sight, blind golf, Braille chess and Goal ball. Can you help me come up with more ideas?
posted by walee on Jun 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Hope for Foot Pain?

Foot_Pain_Filter:Has anyone successfully reversed foot pain? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Mar 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Peter Brady Can't Play Ball In the House, but My Dog Wants To!

Are there any non-Kong dog balls that my Lab won't destroy? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Nov 14, 2009 - 19 answers

ball python care in winter

Ball-Python-Care-Filter: How do we best care for our ball python during the cold cold winter? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Caster disaster!

I'm looking for a very specific kind of caster. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Aug 26, 2009 - 6 answers

I Love Lucy playing golf...

Lucille Ball plays golf after aborted attempts at other sports.... she and Ethel are jealous of the time lost to Desi and Fred...they take up golf to be with the boys and the boys 'teach' them a silly way of 'playing'...haliarity doth ensue. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Jul 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Your experience with ball pythons.

How is it like to own a ball python? I'm asking for personal experiences only please, as I can always Google for husbandry, etc.
posted by Yasuo on Jun 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Sitting On Air

I've been sitting on a swiss ball (gym ball) for a few weeks and whilst I've found it's improved my pousture I like the look of the Isokinetics Fitness Ball Chair and the Gaiam BalanceBall they both don't ship to the UK. Could someone please point me in the direction of an alternative product which has stockist's in the UK?
posted by nam3d on Jun 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Get out of the way of that round object.

I throw like a little kid, and it's embarrassing. Please help me excel at adult dodgeball. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Apr 20, 2009 - 17 answers

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s?

To what level was pinball banned in New York in the 1940s? [more inside]
posted by zacharyseibert on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Different kinds of partay....

What's the difference between various types of parties? Why are some called hootenannys, others called hoedowns, still others called mixers, balls, dances, shindigs, etc? Can anyone point me towards a (semi-serious, or totally facetious... either one would be valuable) list or comparison of various types of parties? Bonus points for descriptions of linguistic / dialectical differences.
posted by fvox13 on Jan 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Mystery pain in sole of left foot

I suddenly developed a knot/lump and pain in the ball of my foot late last night that has persisted for 24 hours. I know it's not plantar fasciitis as I don't have stabbing pains in my heel or midfoot. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on May 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Custom fit hole-drilling worth the cost? the potential for error?

Bowling ball wanted; I'm seeking advice as first-time buyer. [more inside]
posted by skyper on Apr 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Where can I find a "Magic 8 Ball" in Panama City, Panama....today?

Where can I find a "Magic 8 Ball" in Panama City, Panama....today? If I had one...it would be able to help answer my own question about where to buy one...
posted by wogbat on Nov 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me find or make a clear plastic ball for my drinking bird costume (yes, a drinking bird costume).

I'm going to be a drinking bird for Halloween and need a clear plastic ball to fill with colored liquid and attach to my butt. How can I buy or make one? [more inside]
posted by ethorson on Oct 5, 2007 - 19 answers

balls balls balls balls balls

I'm throwing a Balls Ball. You know, just a buncha dudes, enjoying balls, watching 300 and drinking together. That kind of thing. We have a reasonable menu already, but still, I would like you to suggest your favorite balls. Give me your balls. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Aug 16, 2007 - 48 answers

Strike 4! No wait, ball 5! Err...

BaseballFilter: If a batter has a full count and then fouls off the next few pitches, do those pitches go as a ball or a strike in the pitcher's pitch count for the game?
posted by phaded on Aug 6, 2007 - 7 answers


Mysterious bangkok street photos.
I was recently in Bangkok and took, on my camera phone, two photos (one in focus one not).
Could anyone explain/wildly speculate what occured to create this scene? ie. What the ball is and why was it steaming/smoking? What is the sandy stuff on the floor? How did it come to crush a motorbike? [more inside]
posted by selton on Jun 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Looking for non-Zorb-licensed plastic bubble riding info

What's the name for those giant plastic bubbles people get into to walk on water, slide down a hill, and crowd surf with called? (besides ZORB) [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 14, 2007 - 6 answers

We need a better name than "seed ball."

Help-us-name-filter: Our urban envirionmental group is working on a project to seed vacant land. We're using the seed ball technique pioneered by Masanobu Fukuoka--forming seeds, humus and clay into small balls which are tossed onto the ground or thown over a fence . We need a catchy name for the process, something better than "seed balls," and without the violent/militaristic/terroristic assoiciations of "seed bombs." [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Feb 17, 2007 - 35 answers

What would Sun Tzu say?

Help me be the win at paintball. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Oct 18, 2006 - 16 answers

what's the name of the sport where the players have a scoop on their arm

what's the name of the sport where the players have a scoop on their arm
posted by Svea on Jun 27, 2006 - 9 answers


My daughter wants to decorate a sphere in a football pattern. How do we determine the correct side length for the pentagons and hexagons, given a sphere of diameter n?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Jun 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Help! Costume Deficient

What costume would be good? [more inside]
posted by Hexidecimal on Jun 4, 2006 - 21 answers

Reputable Asian Ball-Jointed Doll Vendor?

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls Filter -- Can you recommend a reputable American seller/dealer, and what has been your experience with them (the vendor)? It seems like the only ones I can find are foreign companies and I'd rather buy from someplace stateside if I can, unless I'm confident enough in them from recommendations.. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 9, 2006 - 2 answers

Oh, what to wear!

Invitation to a ball. Which dress option would you choose? [more inside]
posted by ciaron on Apr 18, 2006 - 19 answers

Sit different

Where can I get one of those ball chairs like they have in the Apple Store? My kid loves em. [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on Feb 23, 2006 - 10 answers

Bouncing ball game

I use to play a pretty simple game on an old computer of mine - I even played it once on a game boy. I can not recall the name of it but the play is simple. You control an arrow that can move forward, back, left & right the object is to move this arrow and connect the line you produce before a ball that is bouncing around touches you. You advance to the next level when you cover a specific amount of the given area.. 50 % 60 % etc .. as you move up the rankings they add more bouncing balls to make the game harder.. What is the name (s) of this game?! and are there any free versions out there for my PC and or Treo 650. Thanks!
posted by crewshell on Dec 29, 2005 - 13 answers

Should I use an exercise/balance ball instead of an office chair?

Should I use an exercise/balance ball instead of an office chair? Anyone done it? Is it actually comfortable for long stints at the computer? If so, what size should I get? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 21, 2005 - 16 answers

Why does a spinning ball follow a curved pattern?

Beckham-physics filter. The curling ball. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 1, 2005 - 13 answers

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