Duck, Duck, Goose

Age: Toddler, Preschoolduck

Equipment: None

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Children sit in a circle.
  • One child is “it” and moves around the outside of the circle and taps the other children on the head. The child either says “duck” or “goose” with each tap.
  • The child who is tapped as the “goose” chases after the “it” child and tries to tag them before “it” makes it back to the goose’s spot.
  • Children switch roles and play again.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: running; balancing; spatial awareness
  • Non-physical skills: listening and following instructions; critical thinking; problem solving

Adjust the challenge:

  • Children walk instead of run.
  • Make the circle larger so children have a longer distance to run.
Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), C-D, No equipment required, Open space

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