This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and coordination.
- Fill a large bucket or container full of water, and place it some distance away.
- Give each child a small bucket or cup to scoop the water up.
- Tell the children that all the water needs to be taken to the other container within a time limit (be generous with the amount of time).
- Children fill their cups up and move the water to the empty container. See how much water they can successfully transfer from one space to the other in the time limit.
Try reading this poem with the kids with the following actions:
WET, WET, WET
Water, water everywhere, (Touch water with hands)
On my hands and in my hair. (Shake hands around, then touch hair)
Water, water, wet, wet, wet. (Make 3 little splashes – one for each “wet”)
I love to play in it – I’m not done yet! (Make “no” gesture by shaking your head side to side)
Adapted from MOVE.