Jack and Jill

Age
3-5 years
Child Development
Well-being and belonging (physical activity); gross motor skill development.
Equipment
Bean bags
Buckets or hoops
Physical Activity

This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance, locomotion (walking, running), and coordination.

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play
  1. Place beanbags (or other soft objects) around the room.
  2. Have the children stand in a circle and place a bucket in a central location.
  3. Ask the child to find a beanbag and place the beanbag on their head.
  4. With the beanbag on the child’s head, ask them to walk to the bucket and dump the bean bag in.
  5. The goal is to work as a team to collect all the beanbags and fill the bucket.
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 than other participants.
  • For a child with a visual impairment, provide an auditory signal to show them where the bucket in the middle of the space is.
  • 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
Notes

Change it Up/Adaptations/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 than other participants.
  • For a child with a visual impairment, provide an auditory signal to show them where the bucket in the middle of the space is.
  • If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movement

Source: Hop, Skip and a Jump