The purpose of this activity it to get children moving, listening and responding to signals. Children will use their locomotor and stability skills.
Red, yellow and green traffic signals (eg ribbons/ scarves/ markers/ coloured cardboard). Props for children to use while they pretend to be vehicles (eg paper plate for steering wheel, hoops for wheels, or a cardboard box for a car)
Ideas for variations:
Movement pattern eg, children could jump, hop or skip instead of run
Speed eg, children move fast, medium, slow
Theme eg, animals in the jungle
All educators are reminded to ensure children are "SunSmart" when outside. More information and resources on sun safety in early childhood can be found on Cancer Council website.
The children are pretending to be vehicles on city streets. The group leader holds the traffic signals, and will use these to indicate to the children when to 'go', 'slow down' and 'stop'.
Download the City Streets Active Play Card.
A manual containing inclusive physical activities for children aged 0-5 years designed for parents, day-carers or teachers in a variety of early childhood settings.
The resource contains program ideas for babies and children aged 2- 5 years, safety guidelines and equipment lists, as well as over 25 games.