Pathfinder

Age
3-5 years
Child Development
Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language & literacy (counting, numbers, comprehension)
Equipment
Beanbags
Physical Activity

This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of coordination (jumping, leaping, skipping, galloping, hopping), and locomotion (walking).

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play
  1. Beanbags are scattered around the playing area.
  2. Children choose a beanbag to stand at, and this becomes their “home” beanbag.
  3. The leader calls out numbers. Children must then move around and touch the number of beanbags that were called out, before returning back to their “home”.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, provide a large sign of the number that is called.
  • 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, ensure there is enough space between the objects for the individual to wheel around and through the space.
  • 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

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