Birthdays

Age: Preschool

Equipment: None

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Have children march while standing in a circle.
  • Call out the months of the year and when a child’s birthday month is called, they move to the centre of the circle and perform an on-the-spot activity such as jumping jacks.
  • The children move back to the circle and another month is called.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: marching; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: listening and following instructions

Adjust the challenge:

  • Instead of birthdays, you could use a variety of other identifiers: colour of clothing, age, favourite animal, first letter of a child’s name.

Activity modified from: Saskatchewan in motion Daily Physical Activity Manual

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), A-B, No equipment required, Open space

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