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September 23, 2020 | Clara Buckley
This week we’re in the gym for our gross motor play. It’s a big, safe space. Perfect for running. Right after worship we head downstairs to play for 30 minutes.
As we explore the space the teachers also provide equipment, and time, for exploration. We brought out hula hoops and the children created many different ways to play with them.
We can jump inside the hoops
shuffle our feet inside the hoops
hold on and spin around the hoops
throw a ball through the hoop
roll the hoops
jump through a rolling hoop
catch a friend in a hoop
catch a teacher in a hoop
With this unstructured, unhurried time to play, children can use their imagination to create new ways of playing together. Who knew there were so many different games to play with hula hoops?!
Next week we will venture outside for our gross motor play time.