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Number Switch

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An easy and energetic parachute game where children can learn numbers.

Materials Needed:

  • A large parachute

What to do:

  • Have children stand in a circle, holding onto the parachute.
  • Going around the circle, number the children. Example: 1-2-3-4-5, 1-2-3-4-5, etc.
  • As children move the parachute up and down, call a number such as “3” and all the “3’s” switch places by running under the parachute.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use colours that the children are wearing
  • The beginning letter of their name
  • Use even numbers, odd numbers, count by 5, or count by 10's etc.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Large Group (5 or more)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Understands that events have a cause and effect relationship.

    Carry out between two and three instructions.

    Start developing friendships.

    Enjoys playing with other children.

  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play
  • Interest Areas: Music and Movement, Outdoor Area
  • Games Categories: Gross Motor Skills, Indoor Games, Music and Movement, Outdoor Games, Party Games, Social and Emotional
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

    5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

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