Loop the hoop
Pretend play; speculative and descriptive talk; vocabulary (through, in, out, beside, etc.)
Vigorous play (building strong bones and muscles); developing movement skills (e.g. jump, crab walk); body and spatial awareness; cooperation
How to Play
- Provide each child with a hoop in their own space.
- Have children explore ways to move in and out of the hoops, e.g. “Show me how you can jump in and out of the hoops”; “What other ways can you get in and out of the hoops?” (e.g. hop, step, frog jump, crawl).
- Ask the children to respond to instructions in relation to their hoop: e.g. “Stand beside your hoop”; “Jump over your hoop”; “Crawl through your hoop”; “Stand inside your hoop and raise it over your head”; “Run around your hoop,” etc.
- Add pretend play by inviting the children to imagine the hoop is a washing machine. Invite them to tell a partner how they got dirty.
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)