This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of balance (squatting, crouching), and coordination (reaching, stretching).
Children pretend they are a flower growing from a seed and copy your actions as you act out the below story:
Flowers grow from seeds (crouch down small),
Seeds start to grow slowly and reach up towards sun (stand up slowly),
The plant gets taller and taller and reaches up towards the sun (stretch up on to tip toes and reach as high as you can),
The sun makes the plants petals come out (stretch your arms out sideways),
The wind blows the plant over to one side (bend sideways to try and touch your toes) and the other (bend to the other side),
At night, some flowers close their petals up (close your arms back in around your chest),
And shrink back towards the earth (crouch down again).
Source – Adapted from Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities