Navigate Up
Sign In

March 2020 Archive

​​IMPORTANT: DISCLAIMER​

Date: ​30th March 2020
​Name: Bumper Car (Physical Activity/Role Play) 
​Objectives: ​Movement, self-expression, listening skills, focus and concentration


Each child will step into a hoop and hold it at waist level. If hoops are not available, one can use a long piece of string knotted at the ends to form a circle and held out at waist level.

The hoop or the string will be their ‘car’ and they should not bump anyone else’s.

Bumper cars.jpg 
​​
Give some particular instructions to match movements. These can be written down and have the children practice them before starting the game. These can include​:

  • no traffic– run
  • a lot of traffic – go very slow
  • running out of petrol – jump,
  • flat tyre – stand on one leg,
  • reverse – go backwards
  • park – all children line up one after the other

Anyone who does not match the right movement to the instruction can be given a penalty, like stopping to do 10 jumping jacks, before continuing with the game.


Date: ​27th March 2020
​Name: Humpty Dumpty (Physical Activity/Literacy) 
​Objectives: ​Physical movement, literacy, self-expression, interaction​ 

  • The nursery rhyme is played for the children to listen to and learn to sing along to it. The rhyme can also be printed or read online.
  • The adult supervising the activity must create a line along the floor to represent the wall; this can be created using masking tape.
  • The children will walk along the ‘’wall’’ while keeping their balance, and not fall like Humpty. 
  • Explain the concept of balance to the children; describe it as the ability to hold one’s body upright and steady without falling down!
  • The children must put one foot after the after as they walk along the ‘wall’ (as if it is a rope) and balance themselves with outstretched arms.
  • As the children walk the line, they have to balance a bean bag (a small plastic bag filled with dried beans) on their head, without dropping it. Once they reach the end of the line, they will turn and walk back, all the while keeping the bean bag balanced on their head.
  • The task can be made more difficult by having the children close their eyes as they walk the line. Adult supervision is recommended all the time.

 

Can be played with children taking one turn at a time, or the playworker may set up two lines and have two children doing the activity at the same time.​ 


Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the King's men
Could not put Humpty together again.

 Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the King's men
Could not put Humpty together again.


Date: ​26th March 2020
​Name: Jack and Jill (Physical Activity/Literacy) 
​Objectives: ​Physical movement, literacy, self-expression, interaction​ 
  • ​​​The nursery rhyme is played for the children to listen to and learn to sing along to it. The rhyme can also be printed or read online.
  • Once this is mastered, a container such as a box is put at one end of the room, and is filled with different objects such as small balls, small toys, pieces of paper cut into the shape of water droplets tc.
  • The container will be the ‘well’ and the objects will be the ‘water’.
  • Each child skips a designated distance to the ‘well’ and retrieves a bit of water.  The child will then skip back to the starting position, drops the object and repeats the activity, till the whole nursery rhyme finishes.
  • The adult supervising the game will keep a record of how much ‘water’ (the number of objects retrieved), each child can get before the rhyme is over.


Can be played with children taking one turn at a time, or two boxes may be set up for two children doing the activity at the same time.  

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got, and home did trot,
As fast as he could caper,
He went to bed to mend his head,
With vinegar and brown paper





​​Date: ​25th March 2020
​Name: Mary had a little lamb (Physical Activity/Literacy) 
​Objectives: ​Physical movement, literacy, self-expression, interaction​ 
  • The nursery rhyme is played for the children to listen to and learn to sing along to it. The rhyme can also be printed or read online.
  • Once this is mastered, cotton balls are scattered on the floor. The cotton balls represent the wool of the sheep.
  • The nursery rhyme is then played once again and the children must run to pick up one cotton ball at a time.
  • The children can use their hands, or a clothes peg to pinch/grasp the cotton balls, and take them to a box.
  • The game can be played as a collective effort to see how many cotton balls can be collected by the children by the time the nursery rhyme is over.


The game can also be played with children taking one turn at a time to collect the cotton balls. The child with the most cotton balls wins the game.

Ma
ry had a little lamb
Little lamb, little lamb

Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow

And everywhere that Mary went
Mary went, Mary went
Everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

The video is 2:53 minutes long as the rhyme is longer than the lyrics produced above. 

​​​​