I have lately felt the itch to get moving.
To get Henry and George moving, more specifically.
I noticed that we haven’t been doing as many energetic activities as we were prior to the summer. Being outdoors all day does get the kids moving.
I looked through last week’s It’s Playtime for inspiration to get the kids moving. I found some nifty ways to get the kids tangled up and burn off their energy.
I am inspired by Lissybug’s Name Twist Game. Having each child twist up to form each letter of their name [J-A-M-E-S]. She even snapped a photo of each letter for a gift! (I plan to replicate this soon, but I may need instruction on how to form each letter!)
What’s Lissybug’s little girl’s name? (Check her post, come back and leave a comment for fun!)
Above, from left to right:
- Picklebums went outdoors and let the children run and play with sticks! I think this is fantastic and a simple activity to get moving outdoors!
- Learning for Life found value in an abundant resource: milk crates! Finding ways to play with crates: stacking, climbing, fencing in. Lots of movement going on with the play, but the movement to build these structures too is fascinating!
- Row, row, row your… tub? Letting children play lets them explore freely and discover new things, such as a tub being a boat in a kiddy pool! (Life in the Unknown)
- Another twist on movement is from Toddler Approved! A game of twister with your child’s names. Learning name and letter recognition all while working on gross motor development.