Outdoor Activity For Kids:
I like this activity because it involves kid’s large muscles in a gross motor activity and it is also educational, teaching them colours.
You just draw large coloured circles on concrete, or you can use DIY sidewalk paint. Then your kids can hop around the colours of their choice or the colours you call out. Either way, you and they can have a lot of fun with this easy kids activity.
This activity is inspired by ideas from Color hop.
What you'll learn
This activity is great to teach your kids:
Gross motor activities include activities that works the large muscles, such as walking, running, throwing, lifting, kicking, etc. These skills also relate to body awareness, reaction speed, balance and strength.
Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.
Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.
We tried it
My kids helped me draw the coloured circles on the concrete with our glitter chalk, and then they hopped on it counting as they go.
I taught them the different colours and shapes. They enjoyed the activity and drawing with the chalk.
Sources for this activity
“The best way to get a toddler involved in a gross motor game is to start playing it yourself. Young children almost always want to join in the fun. As I hopped onto a dot I called out the color.―Read More At www.learnplayimagine.com