Healthy Children - November 2016

Move, Play and Learn at Home

Color Find

Get Ready:
This can be played all over the house. No equipment is required but it may be helpful to have a visual of the different colors.

Get Set:
Start anywhere in the house where there are a variety of colors. Decide what movement to use (e.g. walking, running, sliding, hopping, etc.).

Go:

  • Point to a color and ask your child to name it
  • Then hold up a certain number of fingers and ask him/her to count them.
  • His/Her job is to use the designated movement to move to and touch that number of the identified color of objects (e.g., gallop to 5 different purple objects or run and touch 4 orange objects).
  • You can also play this outdoors, either in a yard or park. Explore the colorful natural manmade elements in your area.

Give Me a Ride

Get Ready:
You will need a laundry basket or a box and a favorite toy or stuffed animal to put in the box/basket. This game requires using a floor that will allow the basket/box to slide when pushed or pulled.

Get Set:
Put the toy in the basket.

Go:
Give the toy a ride around the house. First push it all over the space and then try pulling it. End with a ride for the child. 

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