ACTIVE CRÈCHE

 

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GAMES AND MOVEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Little Mouse (Melody: Brother John)

Story:

little mouse

Movements:

Little mouse, little mouse,

Finger tips on the nose

Come outside, come outside

Finger tips on the belly button

Crawl up and down,
Crawl up and down,

Fingers crawl the belly up and down

Back and forth,
Back and forth.

Fingers crawl on the belly back and forth

(Ullmann, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games with Feet

Materials:

Shawls, building bricks, newspaper

Concept:

Children sit down (barefoot) and wave with their feet, knock them on the floor, applaud.

Variations:

to lift a shawl/ towel

to feel soft and hard (cold and warm) things

to rustle with a newspaper, to rip this

 

Games with Feet

 

 

 

 

 

On the Line

Materials:

A line on the floor covering, eventually glueing /painting it on

Concept:

The children crawl /walk along the line. They jump over the line or try to stand on the line with both /one leg.

Variations:

to carry toys /balls while walking

to go backwards

 

 

 

 

 

To Catch Soap Bubbles

To Catch Soap Bubbles

Materials:

Material for soap bubbles

Concept:

The nursery teacher blows bubbles. The children try to catch them.

Variations:

the bubbles are blown by an older child

one bubble flies out of the window and all the children wave after it

 

 

 

 

 

Car with Trailer

Concept:

One child drives the “car“ through the room. The partner attaches himself on the hand or hip.

Variations:

to drive around obstacles

to built a railway with many trailers

 

 

 

 

 

Rolling a Ball

Materials:

Balls or objects that roll

Concept:

Two children sit in straddle position face to face and roll a ball to each other

Variations:

to enlarge the distance

to roll the ball from a standing position

as a get-to-know game calling the first name