Play this exciting
and fun relay race to clean up the mess before Mom gets home!
Provide Each team with one large shopping bag with handles. Mark a
starting line on
one side of the room (or yard, if playing outdoors) and place a cone or
chair at the
other end, one for each team. Scatter items along the course from start
clothes, shoes, toys etc. When you say "GO" the first player from each
quickly moves along their course picking up the items and placing them in
as they go. When they reach the cone they must return to their team while
the items out of their bag along the way. This will create the "mess" for
the next player so
the items should be scattered, not placed in one pile. The last player on
each team does not
make the mess again but runs back to their team with a full bag,
box or large plastic toy barrel.
Who's Shoe Is
We talked about how
many feet we have and then what covers our feet. I would
describe someone's shoe and they were to tell me who's shoe I was
talking about. .
The Fish Relay
You'll need two
large plastic mixing bowls or acrylic fish bowls, two plastic
fish and water. Fill the bowls with water and add the fish right before
The object of the game is to run from start to finish and back to your
without spilling all of the water or "sloshing" the fish out of the bowl.
the player returns to his/her team they will pass the bowl to the next
This time the teams
will attempt to balance items on their head like The Cat?
Before the party select a throw pillow or light shoebox for each
team. When you say
"Go!", the first player on each team will place the item on their head and
walk to the
cone at the end and then return to their team. Then the next player takes
a turn. It's
okay if the pillow falls off, just keep trying. Keep your players in team
as stated above.
Make paper bag hats
like the Cat in the Hat's. Open your paper bag and roll down the
to create a brim for your hat. Using construction paper or markers put
red and white stripes
on your bag. Write your name on your new paper hat. Wad up pieces of
paper to create
paper balls (make 5 - 10). Place your paper hat on the floor so that the
opening faces up.
Stand away from your hat and try to toss your paper balls into
We played a game of
opposites. After reading "The Foot Book", we would discuss things
were opposite and play a game with it. You can use your imagination but
some of the things
I did were: Have a child stand up, then ask another child to show me the
opposite of that.
The other child would sit down. I had a child turn the light off, then
another to do the
opposite which was turn the light on. I would have a child look
up, then another look
down. Like I said, use your imagination. This is also a good gross motor
keep the kids moving. You could do something as the teacher or leader and
the class do the opposite. If you sit, the rest of the class
Pin the Hat on
(PHOTO COMING SOON)
Beforehand, draw a
large "Cat in the Hat" and remove the Hat. Blindfold one child at
Gently spin the child around a few times. Stop and face them in the right
"The Cat." Encourage them to place the cut out hat on top of the Cat's
head without removing the blindfold. I laminated mine for more
One Fish, Two
Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Play a Match the
Fish game. I will have different pictures of the types of fish
in the story. I'll have two of each and the child has to find the
pair that's the same.