Choo-Choo Clean Up

Age: Toddler, Preschoolchoochoo

Equipment: Bucket or basket

Space requirements: Small space

Activity description:

  • Set up a “clean-up train” with no more than four children in each train.
  • Children hold onto the shirt or waist of the person in front of them.
  • The train move throughout the space looking for toys to put away.
  • The child at the front picks up a toy and returns it to its proper place.
  • Another child becomes the front of the train for the next toy to be put away.
  • Continue until all the toys have been put away properly.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: coordination; bending; reaching; manipulating an object; eye-hand coordination; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: cooperation; sharing

Adjust the challenge:

  • Encourage the children to move quickly to clean up the space.

Activity modified from: LEAP BC (Literacy, Education, Activity and Play) Move

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

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