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A child will learn to aim and throw using wet sponges and a target.

Materials Needed:

  • Sponge offcuts
  • Chalk
  • Buckets (2 or 3 )
  • A wall/fence.

What to do:

  • Draw a clown’s face / target on a wall (that is accessible for children).
  • Fill a bucket with water, dip the sponge pieces in the water and take it in turns to throw them at the target and ‘wipe’ it out.

Hints and Tips:

  • If playing with a large group of children split them into 2 even teams. Draw 2 targets and have a relay race to see which team ‘wipes out’ the target first.
  • When using a target, add numbers inside of each ring. Each time a child throws inside a ring they get that specific number of points. Team with the most points win.
  • Instead of drawing a target you can add a bunch of letters and a “hidden word”. You could either read out a clue (the children look for the hidden word and throw sponges to rub out the other letters to reveal hidden word to win) or you could simply just say a word that the children have to “spell” (by throwing sponges at the letters) to win.

Additional Info

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

    Hand/eye co-ordination.

    Begins to throw with control.

    Shares and takes turns.

    Plays simple group games.

    Understands concepts of grouping and matching.

    Identifies and recognizes some letters of the alphabet.

    Increased concentration.

    Follows rules and directions.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Outdoor Area, Sand and Water Area, Sensory Play
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care empathy and respect

    2.3 Children become aware of fairness

    3.1 Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing

Created On January 3, 2015 Last modified on Sunday, January 25, 2015
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