We started by going to the library. Spencer loves going there because of the toys they have in the children’s section. He sits at a little table that is perfect for him and plays while I grab some books to take home. (Before you think that I leave him by himself let me clarify. I grab books from shelves that are right next to the table he is playing at. That way I can see him at all times. J ) While we were there I saw a super fun looking CD. It is Bean Bag and Ball Play from Michael Plunkett. As soon as I saw it I knew that this was going to be a perfect activity for us to get the wiggles out with.
|He loves playing with these magnet toys at the library!|
For our activity I chose to use the song “Freeze Ball”. The only supplies you need for this are the CD and a ball. We played with a blue ball because that is the color I have been teaching to Spencer. As the music started playing, I told Spencer to pick up his blue ball. We then just followed the instructions on the music. We rolled, shook, and threw the ball. There were also times that we were told to freeze. When this happened I would make a big deal about staying still and not moving. Spencer thought it was hilarious.
The songs on this particular CD were all fantastic. Any one of them would be great to get kids moving. All the songs are upbeat, make you want to dance and move, and they have simple instructions. I did need to adapt some of the instructions for my munchkin because he is just a toddler. But no adaptation is necessary for preschoolers.
|By the end he decided that stomping on the balls was the coolest thing ever! He would stomp on the ball and then laugh and laugh. Such a comedian 🙂|
What activities do you do to get your munchkins moving