Invitation to Play - Stepping Stones
Place the wood rounds, sticky spots, paper, pillows or any other items that can be stepped on -‘stepping stones’ - around the area in a pattern that children can follow.
Provide a variety of stepping stone sizes and distances between.
Allow children to adjust the distance between the stepping stones to suit their level of confidence and their stride length
Tips and Ideas
If children do not notice or understand what to do through exploration, encourage them verbally or model using the items to move around; then step away.
Prime the Invitation by facilitating games such as Floor is Lava or Float the Pond before this activity to develop an understanding of the invitation within the children.