This preschool activity supports gross motor skills and body co-ordination, while incorporating learning opportunities creative and abstract work.
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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” – Fred Rogers
Secure the paper to the floor with sellotape (or similar), so that the paper does not move during the activity.
The child lies in the middle of the paper (on the back or tummy) and holds a pencil in each hand. Both hands are moving up and down beside the body to draw bows.
The child can use a different colour and move downward or around the circle with the whole body or turn on her/his back and draw more bows
Pencils can be fixed to the child’s legs with a peg or a rubber band and the same movements can be done with both legs together.
- National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA, 2009) Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Dublin: NCCA.
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