Outdoor Sensory Motor Skills Activities πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Climbing activities to stimulate coordinated play

Climbing Frame


Age Group: 3+

Preparation Time: 30 Mins

What you will need: Bicycle/Scooter / Hula  Hoops, Sticks, Beanbag, chalk, stopwatch.


Method

This activity requires outdoor space. It is a series of mini-challenges involving, throwing, climbing & jumping. Below are the list of things in this challenge, feel free to pick or choose what works best. 

A) Ask the child to climb a structure such as a climbing frame in a park then ask them how far they can see and the furthest things they spot? 

B) Point out a specific area/distance and ask them to skip & walk through a Hula Hoop to see how long it will take them to go a certain distance and back. 

C) Draw a chalk hopscotch area of around 10 boxes and place an object at the end, ask the child to hop to the object and back. Use a stopwatch for added competency. You can ask them to hopscotch whilst holding a Hula Hoop. 

D) Go to a grassy area, identify two points and ask the child to think of as many possible ways of traveling between those points and get them to do it as well. E.g. they can walk, run, roll, skip, crawl, leap like a frog, do star jumps, side jumps, etc 

E) Ask what the tallest and smallest shape they can make with their body and get them to demonstrate, eg smallest shape could be snuggled up, hand around knees whilst sitting, tallest could be star shape or hands stretched high. 

F) Leave a hoop on the floor, stand approximately 5-10 metres away and ask the child to throw a small beanbag into the hoop and see how many tries it takes them to get it inside or how many times they can land it inside the hoop. 

G) Using a scooter or a bicycle show the child a path you want them to take make sure there are obstacles they can go around and then time them to see how long they can navigate the pre-agreed path. 

H) Using chalk, draw patterns on the ground , ask the child to copy the same drawings, which could be letters, numbers or shapes. 

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