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Milk Carton Kicks

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Recycle empty milk cartons to encourage kicking skills.

Materials Needed:

  • Empty milk carton
  • Sand
  • Heavy duty tape

What to do:

  • Fill milk carton ¼ filled with sand.
  • Close and tape the top.
  • Make a line on the ground (in the dirt or use a broomstick).
  • Move back, 10 steps, from where you had drawn the line.
  • Place milk carton on the floor and tell your baby to kick it to the line.
  • Count how many kicks it takes to cross over the line.

Hints and Tips:

  • The more often you play this game, your baby's kicking skills will improve.
  • Teach your baby how to count by counting how many times it takes to kick it over the line.
  • If your baby finds it hard to kick by themselves, hold their hands, so they can balance while kicking.


Additional Info

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

    - Begins to take turns.
    - Responds to “give me”.
    - Shakes head yes or no.
    - Points to object they want.
    - Walks.
    - Stands without support.
    - Begins to kick.

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

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

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

Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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