Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hula Hoop Huts

Wednesday 5th May


This morning we got busy building hula hoop huts, one of the activities used in Lee's sessions to promote children's spatial awareness. Using six hoops a hut is built and the children then have to crawl through it very carefully so that it does not fall down. They have to think carefully about where their head is, their arms, their bottom and their feet. I had lots of children keen to join in when they saw the fun that the others were having. Another challenge was to see how many children we could fit inside one hut without it falling down. We managed three which led me to introducing the story of "The Three Little Pigs", with the three huts representing the pigs' houses that they built. So what started as a physical development activity turned into wonderful dramatic play for a large group of children, and we were still playing when the tidy-up time music came on. Oh dear, we will just have to play it again next week!

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