Outdoor activities are great. Enjoy the sunny days outside, playing, learning games and new words. Take your time to clearly explain the rules to the children and to make sure they have understood them.
CAT AND MOUSE
Number of players:
Ask for two volunteers to play the cat and the mouse.
The other players should form a circle and hold hands.
The player who is the mouse should stand inside the circle and the cat should stand outside the circle.
The aim of the game is for the mouse to get outside the circle and avoid being caught by the cat.
The mouse must stay moving while inside the circle but cannot stay inside the circle for more than 10 seconds.
The cat cannot come into the circle but they can reach into the circle to grab the mouse.
The circle players have to try and keep the cat away from the mouse by holding up their hands to let the mouse in and out of the circle.
They can also block the cat’s attempts to grab the mouse by standing in their way.
If the mouse is caught, the mouse becomes the new cat.
The old cat takes the place of a player holding hands and another player becomes the mouse.
GOING ON A PICNIC
Everyone loves going on a picnic. It’s a great opportunity to repeat the food and kitchen vocabulary, the vegetables and the fruits.
Number of players:
What you need:
- paper plates
- finger food
Change up your day by turning an ordinary lunch into a picnic.
You don’t even need to leave the house to enjoy a picnic with your child.
Just spread a blanket on the lounge room floor and eat your finger food using paper plates.
Encourage your child to use their imagination and pretend they are somewhere else more exciting.
Children love to use their imagination and chat to you about where they are and what they see around them.
AND A CUTE SONG: THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE (Have fun marching!)
SPINNER PRIZE WHEEL
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