Skills: Physical, Social/Emotional
What you'll need:
Spice up a relay race by adding beanbags. Activities that use beanbags work well because the materials appeal to young children and encourage them to touch, toss, experiment with their motor skills and have fun.
Buy beanbags from a toy store or make your own by sewing together three sides of sturdy fabric pieces, filling the inside with dried beans or rice, sewing the fourth side.
Form the children into two lines and give each leader a beanbag. Demonstrate a method for passing the beanbag down the line of children, such as over the shoulder, behind the back, under the chin or through the legs.
What to do:
Give the signal to start. Encourage the children to use the agreed-upon method to pass the beanbag. When every child in line has passed the beanbag, choose two different children to lead the lines and have the winning team choose another way to pass the beanbag.