For those of you who don’t know, I am a PE teacher at the elementary level. Every now and then I like to give a few activities that can be done in the home to help keep your toddlers busy and moving.
Clothes Pin Tag:
This is a great game for 3 or more people and all you need are standard basic clothes pins. If you don’t have any of these lying around you can find them at any dollar store.
Each person starts out with 3 clothes pins pinned to their shoulder. If you are playing with your kiddos you may want to attach your clothes pins to some place lower so that the kids can reach them. When the game begins everyone runs around trying to steal another persons clothes pins. If you do steal a clothes pin you kneel down on the ground and place that extra clothes pin on your shoulder next to the others. Once you have finished attaching the clothes pin stand up and re-enter the game. After 3 minutes the person with the most clothes pins wins! Then play again!
– You can only steal one clothes pin at a time.
– You may not “block” your clothes pin, so if someone gets it you may not stop them from taking it.
– There are no time-outs.
– If someone is kneeling to put on a clothes pin you may not steal from them at that time.
***This is a great game for incorporating fine motor skills. Attaching a clothes pin may be tricky but that is all part of the learning process.