Swoop and Scoop

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergartenbasketscoop

Equipment: Scoop, paper balls, basket or bucket

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Scatter paper balls throughout the activity space.
  • Children use a scoop to lift the balls and place them in the bucket.
  • Children work together to scoop up all the balls.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: bending; reaching; manipulating an object
  • Non-physical skills: sharing; cooperation; self-discovery; critical thinking; problem solving; concentration

Adjust the challenge:

  • Children can use the hand not holding the scoop to help lift the balls.
  • Time the children to see how long it takes them to scoop all of the balls.
  • Play again and encourage the children to beat their previous time.
  • Children use their non-dominant hand to scoop.

Activity modified from: LEAP BC (Literacy, Education, Activity and Play) Hop (Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers)

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

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