Invitation to Play - Putting Out Hoops
Place hoops on the ground or floor throughout the space with a pile of bean bags in an accessible area. The invitation encourages children to throw the bean bags into the hoops.
Vary the location of the hoops relative to each other or vary their size to provide for different abilities and developmental levels
Tips and Ideas
- Allow children to adjust the hoops to the distances they choose - this ensures that the children have the appropriate level of difficulty for their confidence and can make progressions as they improve their confidence through success..
- If the children don’t engage with the material, try modelling for a few moments or verbally encouraging one or two children to try it.
- You can also prime the invitation by playing games such as Bean Bag golf or Box Targets before to give children an understanding of one option to do with the equipment. Then, when the invitation is in place, they are more likely to engage with it as they may recognize the invitation.