ACTIVE CRÈCHE

 

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GAMES TO TRAIN THE SENSES

 

 

 

 

 

Pull and Push!

Materials:

Pieces of carpet, Teppichfliesen, floor shawls, skateboards …

Concept:

A child sits on a shawl. The others try to push or pull the child safely through the room.
(Domsgen, 2010)

Variation:

to sit on a skateboard, in a vehicle …

 

 

 

 

 

Stick or Pudding?

Materials:

Stick/ beater and maybe pudding

Concept:

After touching the stick all children lie down tensely and stiffly on the floor. After watching the pudding all lie down loosely and flabbily on the floor.

Variation:

to make the body stiff or loose only if asked to

 

 

 

 

 

Little Bag Game

Materials:

Little bag with lentils, flour, rice …

Concept:

The children feel those little bags and tell what´s inside.

Variations:

to feel with the feet

to transport the little fabric bags, e.g. on the head, with outstrechted hands
(Domsgen, 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

I Spy with My Little Eye …

Concept:

The children go slowly through the room. The nursery teacher says: “I spy with my little eye something red which can roll”. Every child goes to the object which he or she thinks was meant (in this example the red ball).

Variation:

to play outside

 

 

 

 

 

Where Does the Alarm Clock Tick?

Materials:

Alarm clock or different noise sources

Concept:

The children have to discover the alarm clock.
(Krippner, 2010)

Variation:

to use a different noise source