Knock'ems

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Jeramey Jannene

Stack cans in a pyramid to encourage child to knock em down.

Materials Needed:

• 6 tins with lids or plastic bottles (same size) filled with water.
• Sand / dirt / rice
• Balls / beanbags
• Tape

What to do:

• Add sand/dirt/rice in the tins/bottles so they don’t topple over too easily and replace the lids and tape closed.
• Add a number on the tin/bottle.
• Arrange these into a pyramid.
• Encourage the child to knock them down by throwing bean bags/balls at the tins or bottles.
• Child scores points for the ones they knock down. The number of points they score is based upon the number written on the tin/bottle.

Hints and Tips:

• If playing with a large group of children, gather more tins/bottles, split the teams in two.
• Instead of writing numbers on the tins/bottles, you could paint them a specific colour or draw a shape on each tin. The children have to try and be the first to knock down a colour or a shape that you say.
• For older child, say a sum and they have to knock down the correct answer. For example 2 x 3 = “6”. Child has to knock down 6. Great way to introduce math skills. Same can be applied for learning new words. Write words on the tin/bottles that the child needs to knock down.

• Appropriate Age: 4 year+
• Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4), Large Group (5 or more)
• Developmental Milestones:

- Throwing a ball with control.
- Hand/eye co-ordination.
- Identify and recognize numbers.
- Counting practice.
- Sharing and taking turns.
- Playing co-operatively with others.
- Listens to and understands instructions.
- Counts to at least 10.

• Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
• Interest Areas: Outdoor Area
• Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Outdoor Games, Party Games, Social and Emotional
• 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 January 1, 2015 Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015