Active Books

The purpose of this activity it to get children thinking about the different movements of animals. Children will use their locomotor and stability skills.

Equipment required:
Action book

Ideas for variations:
Speed eg. children move faster, slower
Volume eg. children can be loud noisy tigers, quiet creeping lizards, kangaroos jumping etc. 

SunSmart schools and early childhood programs

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.

For more Active Play ideas for pre-school aged children, check out these links:
Ball Tag
Treasure Hunt
Noodle Hockey

Active Books

The Main Idea

The children will act out animals or actions while you read a book. Choose a book about animals or actions such as "tigers creeping through the jungle" or "kangaroos jumping" or "babies crawling". 

Download the Active Books Active Play Card.

 Active Books.pdf


Physical Activity in Early Childhood Settings by Kids Sports

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.

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