Feed the Face

Age
1 - 3 years
Child Development
Focusing on engagement with others, materials and the world
Equipment
Large piece of paper
A bucket or shoebox
Colourful balls or beanbags
Physical Activity

Running

Where this can be played
Indoors
How to Play

1.    Place the a variety of colourful balls or beanbags at one end of the room
2.    Make a large, friendly face on a piece of paper and place it at the other end of the room. Then, place the bucket or shoebox where the “mouth” should be. 
3.    When you say “Feed the Face”, ask the children to pick either a ball or a beanbag and run over to put it in the “mouth” either by walking, running, hopping, etc.
4.    To make the activity more difficult, ask the children to pick a beanbag or ball that is the same colour as a stated food object. For example, when you say “carrot”, the children will pick an orange object to put in the shoebox or bucket (the mouth).

 

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

 

  • For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. 
  • If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.
  • If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications