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Roll A Friend A Ball

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A parachute game that requires children to co-operate and work together.

Materials Needed:

  • a large parachute
  • an inflatable ball

What to do:

  • Have the children stand in a circle holding the edges of the parachute.
  • Place a big ball in the middle of the parachute
  • Shout out a child's name.
  • The children have to work together to roll the ball to the child whose name you called out.

Hints and Tips:

  • Use 2 or 3 balls at a time
  • Children can roll the ball back and forth to each other

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, 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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