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Chair Maze

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

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

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