Queen/King Bees on Flowers

Age
1-5 years
Child Development
Well-being and belonging (physical activity)
Equipment
Music (Flight of the Bumblebee)
Physical Activity

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

Where this can be played
Indoors
How to Play
  1. Play the song Flight of the Bumblebee.
  2. Children run around “flapping their wings” like bees to the music.
  3. When the music stops, the leaders freeze in a pose and everyone else must copy.
Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options
  • For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements. Have a visual signal to indicate the music has stopped.
  • 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.
  • For a child with a visual impairment, explain with your voice the movements that you are making while demonstrating them.
  • 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.

Source: Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities