Early Childhood Physical Education Activities
The CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) Physical Activity Box is specifically designed to nurture a love of physical activity early on in children. There are over 300 developmentally appropriate activity cards that are easy for teachers to follow in order to lead safe and enjoyable activities for children. Each card features detailed instructions for how to play the games, includes the skills that are utilized, and lists the equipment needed. The CEC Physical Activity Box offers a multitude of resources aimed at making it easier for early childhood teachers to meet the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Below are a collection of sample activities from the CEC Activity Box.
The CEC Activity Box is available for purchase at the Flaghouse website.
Freeze Walk - #42-43
Children practice parading around the space and stopping when they hear the “Freeze” signal.
Can't Sit Still - #46-47
The teacher will sing the lyrics while the children move and follow along.
Paint the Bubble - #48-49
Children will pretend their scarves are their paintbrushes and will paint the inside of their bubbles (hoops).
Turn and Freeze - #76-77
The children try to see if they can hold a pose without moving or losing their balance.
Limber Limbs - #168-169
Students will complete the activities on the Limber Limbs activity cards.
Hoops - #209-210
Children perform a designated locomotor skill around the outside of the hoop.
Walk & March - #264-265
Students will practice walking and marching.
Rainbow Fish Game - #280-281
Students travel from hoop to hoop avoiding the "shark".