Let's fly

Age
3-5 years
Child Development
Pretend play; playing with the sounds of language
Equipment
Chalk, wool, or small ropes
Physical Activity

Participating with the children; vigorous play; developing movement skills (e.g. jump, leap); body and spatial awareness

Where this can be played
Outdoors or large indoor space
How to Play
  1. With chalk or ropes, mark out a series of lines with different distances between the lines.
  2. Invite the children to move across by hopping or jumping without touching the lines.
    1. Encourage children with a mobility difficulty to cross the lines using their preferred mobility strategy.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • Together invent new ways to move across the lines (e.g. “Show me a different way to get to the other side”).

Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)