Action Games

Bean bag bucket toss

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Playing the bean bag bucket toss game and exploring colors in our own unique way in my preschool classroom.

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The name game

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We’ve all heard of the “Name Game” song, but this is a fun large motor game with lots of different possibilities!

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The step ladder game

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The step ladder game is a simple game that we made up and added to the end of our ladder exploration day.

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Don’t push my button!

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You quickly learn that if you don’t want a preschooler to do something then just start your sentence with the word “Don’t!”. Come see what my preschoolers are saying, “Don’t push my button!”

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J is for jump

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We are introducing the letter Jj with this simple and fun jumping game!

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Simple gift bow game for preschoolers

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Hang onto those holiday bows and you have what you need for two simple but great games to get kids moving!

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Winter time large motor play for the preschool classroom

In the winter time, we have a lot of requests for indoor games and large motor activities.  While we try to get outdoors, even for a small amount of time each and everyday, Midwest winters can be frigid forcing our time outside to be limited.  For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite […]

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Tapping our own magic table top tree

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After tapping and blowing on our book, we went over to the table to essentially retell our story by exploring our own Tap the Magic Tabletop Tree!.

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Parachute basics: The hello game

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The parachute is a wonderful way to introduce your students on how to work together to achieve a common goal. Today, my students played the hello game as we learned the basics of how to use a parachute

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Five simple activities that promote teamwork!


To promote teamwork in a fun and inviting way, I like to come up with creative games or art activities that my students can do together.

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Baby game : up, up, up and dowwwwwwn

Up and Down Baby Game

Exploring the concepts of up and down, in and out, with this fun little baby game!

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An octopus has eight legs and so do we!

An octopus had 8 legs

When I told the children that they actually can have eight legs like an octopus, they told me that this could not be possible. So I had to show them that they could!

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Musical Chairs Art: inspired by The Artful Parent

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The beautiful book “The Artful Parent” inspired this fun activity – Musical Chairs Painting!

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Let’s get moving with a DIY action cube!

Get your preschoolers up and moving with these simple DIY action cubes!

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DIY mouse shape dice game

Playing our own DIY Mouse Shapes Dice game in preschool as a large group and in free play!

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Storybook games

Anytime I find a children’s book that is really well written and I know my students will enjoy it – I try to think of ways to expand on that book.  One way I expand on a children’s book is by coming up with a story book game… In my previous post, I shared with […]

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