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Peg Races

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Peg Races

Develop a child's finger grip and fine motor skills using pegs.

Materials Needed:

  • 20 pegs (the ones to hang clothes with).
  • 2 containers.
  • A piece of line / string hung between two chairs.

What to do:

  • Put 10 pegs into each of the containers and give it to the child.
  • When you say “go”, child has to clip their pegs onto the line.
  • They can only use one hand (the other stays behind their back).
  • The first child to clip all their pegs onto the line first is the winner!

Hints and Tips:

  • If you have lots of children, divide them into two teams. One player puts the pegs on and the next player takes them off.
  • You could use coloured pegs, get the same amount for each of the players. You call out which colour they have to clip on the line (great for colour recognition).
  • Use more pegs, call out the amount of pegs each child needs to peg onto the line. For e.g. if you call “7” each child has to peg 7 pegs onto the line. Great for number skills.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Developmental Milestones:

    For a 2 year old child:

    - Can manipulate small objects.
    - Uses thumb and index finger (pincer grip).
    - Names primary colours (see hints and tips).
    - Able to express feelings.
    - Comprehends simple instructions.
    - Responds to direction.
    - Parallel play.
    - Can be stimulated by events.
    - Is responsive to praise.

    For a 3 year old child:

    - Talks to friends while playing.
    - Sow or tell use of something.
    - Talks about what they have just done.
    - Plays easy games.
    - Counts 3 or more things.
    - Plays with another child.

    For a 4 year old child:

    - Uses left or right hand preference.
    - Asks for help when needed.
    - Uses prepositions in speech such as behind, in front etc.
    - Listens and comprehends 2 instructions.
    - Follows objects with eyes.
    - Copes with frustration verbally.
    - Plays co-operatively in small groups.

  • Play Based Learning: Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Family Games, Fine Motor Skills, Manipulation Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    LO3 - Children Have A Strong Sense Of Well Being

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

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

    LO4 - Children Are Confident And Involved Learners

    4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

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Last modified on Friday, February 6, 2015
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