Jump the River

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten

Equipment: Tape or chalk

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Mark two lines with making tape or chalk. This will represent a river.
  • The middle is the river and the sides are the banks.
  • Call out the following actions and have children more as identified: on the bank, in the river, in and out of the river, straddle the river, make a bridge over the river.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: coordination; bending; reaching; jumping; balancing
  • Non-physical skills: listening and following instruction; self-discovery; processing information; recognizing directions

Adjust the challenge:

  • Make the river smaller.
  • Call the actions quicker.

Activity modified from: A Hop, Skip and a Jump: Enhancing Physical Literacy (2nd Edition)

Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), E-L, Equipment required, Open space

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