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Healthy Bodies

Ideal for Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K

A young boy hula hoops at daycare | Bright Horizons

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to express, understand, and regulate emotions, use large muscles to move and balance their own body, and strengthen the vestibular system.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper e.g. construction or cardstock
  • Writing and/or drawing utensils
  • Computer images or pictures from a magazine
  • Space to move

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction, and two or more participants/players, or individually.

Directions:

  1. Cut your paper into squares- making four squares or cards per page.
  2. Find and print, cut out of a magazine, or draw various movement pictures on the squares/cards. Movements to use:
  3. “Shuffle” the squares/cards and have your child draw one and complete the movement.
  4. Change or add time/repetition to each activity as desired.

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