The following activity is one which I plan to show before lining up to go outside. I thought it would be appealing to the children with the vibrant colors and of course, the adorable teddy bears. Giving the students this visual of how to line up will surely help some of our newest members of the class! Once, I show the children the activity, I plan to leave it on a shelf so that they may practice lining up the bears as well - great fine motor practice while encouraging group cooperation as we walk down the halls on our way outside!
|The material on a tray: small container with a length of ribbon; bowl with 18 bears (the same number of children in the class on each day).|
|Bears in a line!|
It will be interesting to observe if the children begin making color patterns - something I plan not to show them, but rather leave open for self-discovery.