Cat and Mouse

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergartenpulltoy-cat

Equipment: Small ball, larger ball

Space requirements: Small space, open space

Activity description:

  • Have children stand in a circle and pass around a small ball to represent a mouse.
  • Once children are comfortable with passing around the ball, introduce a larger ball which will represent a cat.
  • Have the children try to catch the mouse with the cat.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: sending and receiving an object; eye-hand coordination
  • Non-physical skills: critical thinking; problem solving; cooperation; sharing

Adjust the challenge:

  • Have children choose the objects they pass around the circle.
  • Allow the children to change the direction of the balls.
  • Add in a larger third ball to represent a dog.

Activity modified from: Saskatchewan in motion Daily Physical Activity Manual

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), C-D, Equipment required, Open space, Small space

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