KINDERGARTEN IN MOTION

 

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NATURAL SCIENCES

 

 

 

 

 

Path for the Feet

Materials:

Inside: cotton, newspapers,plastic film, blanket, door scrapper...
Outside: stones, sand, grit, greenery, grassland, moss...
(blindfolds)

Concept:

The children go barefoot on the path and feel the different materials with the feet.

Variations:

Talk about the perceptions

Walk in pairs (one blindfold partner should find out, on which material he is walking)

 

 

 

 

 

Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Materials:

One picture of spring, summer, autumn, winter
pictures with motives, related to the four seasons.

Concept:

In every corner of the room there is a picture with spring, summer, autumn or winter on it. In the middle of the room there are pictures, related to the seasons. Every child draws a picture and and goes to the corresponding corner. The educator checks, if everybody is in the right place. After that, every picture is shuffled and put in the middle again. Now the children draw a new picture.

Variations:

Outside: extend the ways for walking

Change the way of movement

Name the seasons in a foreign language

 

 

 

 

 

What can your Head do?

Concept:

The children stand in circle and the educator asks: „What can you do with your head?“ Now, the children try different movements with the head (nod, raise, lower, turn etc). Afterwards the children show their movements and everybody join them.

Variations:

What can your hands do?

What can your feet do?

What can your arms do?

What can your legs do?

With rhythmical accompaniment

Terms in a foreign language

An English song: “Head and shoulders, knees ...“

 

 

 

 

 

Water, Land, Air *

Concept:

The educator names an animal. If the animal lives on land, the children draw a vertical line in the air, it it lives in the water, a wave is demonstrated, it lives in the air, the hand is moving up and down.

Variations:

Additional imitate typical movements of the animal

Names of the animal in a foreign language

 

 

 

 

 

What is it?

Materials:

Stones, chestnuts, acorn, nuts

Concept:

The children are divided in two groups. Every group put the material to a shape e.g. circle, mushroom, tree, chair... The other group tries to find out, what is displayed. When both group recognized the shape, further shapes can be put together.

Variation:

Use building bricks, if there are no natural materials

 

 

 

 

 

Colour Game

Materials:

(Soft-)ball

Concept:

The game master names a colour and throws the ball to a team member. He has to find an object in the room, which suits to the colour. Then the ball is thrown to the next child.

Variations:

Use object from the outside

Name plants, fruits, animals in a suitable colour

 

 

 

 

 

What belongs together?

Materials:

Technical devices, technical toys

Concept:

Parts of the devices are demounted and dispersed to different parts of the room. Every small group starts at a device and looks for the missing parts.

Variations:

Use additional devices (duct of hair dryer)

Assemble the devices

Use supplemental materials e.g. to the hair dryer: brush/comb

Involve applications