Vigorous play (building strong bones and muscles)
- Scatter cushions, felt squares and/or small towels around area. These are the "lily pads"
- Invite the children to squat like a frog and leap frog over the lily pads, moving around the area. Have them count how many lily pads they can clear without touching them.
- Play “SPLASH”—the children jump over the lily pads except when you call out “Splash!” and then they have to land in the nearest puddle
- Children with mobility difficulties can move around the lily pads using their preferred way of moving.
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)