DAY NURSERY IN MOTION

 

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COORDINATION GAMES

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the balance

balance

Materials:

balls and others

Concept:

The children try to keep the balance as long as possible while doing the following tasks:

stand on one leg

stand on a line or balance forward and backward

overcome a self-conceived and constructed balance track

Variations:

interlock arms in front of the body

transport equipment (Ball etc.)

additional tasks to do with the arms

close your eyes

previously do three full turns

 

 

 

 

 

Throwing at targets

Materials:

cardboard, cork, wool, crumpled paper ball, brackets

Concept:

Pupils try to hit the targets with different materials.

Variations:

targets above the head (circles painted on the wall, etc.)

targets on the ground (bucket, basket, cone, box, vertically held tires)

shooting with feet

head high targets (suspended tires)

change distances to the targets

different throwing materials (see above)

outdoors with natural materials (pine cones, acorns, chestnuts)

practice both sides

hit a newspaper lying on the ground (the paper is fold twice after every successful hit)

throwing with a limited view to the target (cardboard tube as "binoculars", sheets between thrower and target)

 

 

 

 

 

Juggling with a Hacky Sack

Materials:

Hacky Sack / Kick Ball (small cloth ball filled with seeds), bean bags or something alike

Concept:

The Hacky Sack is kicked with the feet or legs and should not hit ground. (At the beginning it can be played with the hands and palms)

Variations:

alone, tricks can be shown

in pairs or as a group in a circle

played to music

Who has the most contacts in a minute? (Hacky Sack just played below the hips)

juggling with spring football / Indiacaball

 

 

 

 

 

With bat and ball

Materials:

different balls and rackets (tennis, table tennis, badminton, etc.)

Concept:

The paired children pass a ball with rackets. The Ball should not touch the ground. Then they change the ball and bat. What kind of equipment is (the) best for the task?

Variations:

count ball contacts without touching the ground

play with the other hand

change intervals

hit the balls with the hand

 

 

 

 

 

Elephants Hockey

Elephants Hockey

Materials:

balloons, rackets made of pipe insulation (about 1 to 1.5 meters) or cardboard rolls

Concept:

The kids build two goals (from chairs, blocks or other). An inflated balloon is used as the ball. The rackets are the pipe insulation. Two teams try to get the balloon into the opponent's goal.

Variation:

build barriers and play “mini golf for elephants”

 

 

 

 

 

Football Tennis

Materials:

field approximately 10 m x 12 m, mounted waist-high tennis net / line (possibly with newspapers), softball, inflatable beach ball, football etc.

Concept:

The game will be played according to the idea of tennis; but the ball is played with the feet. The ball can be passed on between three players on a team, each with one contact to the ground. Juggling (without touching the floor) by a player is allowed. An error occurs if one team has more than the three touches, has more than one ground contact between the players, touches of the net or lines by a player or with the ball, kicking the ball out of the boundaries.

 

 

 

 

 

“Parkour“

"Le Parkour"

Materials:

small appliances

Concept:

Following the trend sport “Le Parkour” the children (“traceurs”) locate different tracks in the outdoor. In the process small obstacles are skipped or climbed over or pupils can balance on bezels during the race, circulate trees or go upstairs and downstairs and so on.

Variations:

chasing shadows as a partner

transport equipment (balls, balloons, etc.) or tennis balls, bean bags or others balanced on rackets

overcome the track as quick as possible

 

 

 

 

 

Noodle Fencing

Materials:

swim noodles (possibly discarded from swimming pools)

Concept:

Each partner(s each) has a (shortened) swimming noodle and then runs a sword fight.

Variations:

count hits on agreed parts of the body

add hits per minute

fight on a catwalk (long bench, boundary stones or otherwise)

Noodle Fencing