Rectangle Rush

Age: Preschool, Kindergarten

Equipment: None

Space requirements: Open space

Activity description:

  • Have children sit in a large rectangle, and number them off.
  • Call out two different numbers, and those children must stand and run around the rectangle.
  • They do two laps around the rectangle before they sit down again.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: running; changing position; bending
  • Non-physical skills: listening and following instructions; number recognition

Adjust the challenge:

  • Children walk rather than run.
  • Instead of numbers, could also use shapes, colours or letters.
  • Other children not running around the rectangle march on the spot.

Activity modified from: A Hop, Skip and a Jump: Enhancing Physical Literacy

Posted in 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), M-R, No equipment required, Open space

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