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Chair Maze

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Chair Maze J.N

Use chairs to create an obstacle course for a crawling baby.

Materials Needed:

  • Chairs (4 or 5 should do).
  • 3-4 sheets to cover the chairs.

What to do:

  • Use the chairs to make a tunnel. You could line them up in a row or move them around to make twists and turns.
  • Completely cover the chairs with sheets.
  • Encourage your baby to crawl under the chairs, through the tunnel you have made.

Hints and Tips:

  • Lay an object under one of the chairs, ask your baby to find it and bring it to you.
  • Add pillows for your baby to crawl over.
  • Stay at the end of the tunnel and call your baby’s name, so they will come to you.
  • Use heavier blankets over some of the chairs to make it darker. Add glow sticks.
  • Shine a flashlight through the tunnel while your baby is crawling through.
  • Great idea to play on a rainy day.
  • The more chairs you use, the bigger the tunnel will be. Take some chairs into the garden and set up this game on the grass.
  • Remember to check the surroundings for anything that may harm your child.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 6 to 12 months
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    - Able to sit unsupported.
    - Begins to crawl.
    - Starts to turn body from side to side.
    - Tries to search for objects.
    - Responds to the sound of their name.
    - Starts to wave “bye”.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Indoor Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.2 Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people place technologies and natural and processed materials

Created On December 31, 2014 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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