1, 2, 3, Jump!
This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of jumping (coordination), and balance.
If you have a blue mat or sheet, place it below the step to represent a lake or puddle.
1. Stand or kneel on the floor and hold hands with the child (who is on the first step or any elevated surface).
2. Read the action rhyme “Jump” to the child (below)
3. After you say “1-2-3 jump,” the child can jump down from the step — knees should be bent at the start of the jump and on the landing.
4. After jumping down into the “lake”, pretend you are swimming — move your arms in forward circles.
Jumping, jumping 1-2-3, (adult/caregiver can show fingers to count)
Don’t forget to bend your knees.
Jumping, jumping 1-2-3,
You can do it, now let’s see!
1-2-3 JUMP! (toddler jumps from the step)
Source - MOVE