Fine motor skills

Net fishing

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Acquisition of all varieties of race.
  • Work on the movement speed.

Equipment

  • A fishing net about 1.5 meters long. The bigger it is, the harder it is to throw it.
  • Use old baseball or tennis nets; cut it to the proper size.

Action

  • Children are fishes and the educator or child is the fisherman who tries to catch the small fish by throwing the net over it.
  • Limit the playing area according to the number of children.
  • It is possible to have several fishermen depending on the size of your gym and the available equipment.

Fine motor skills

Rodeo

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on balance and concentration.
  • Support foot research and impulse.
  • Development of proprioception.

Equipment

  • A thick reception mat 1.5 x 2 m (children).
  • A 0.5 x 0.5 m carpet to kneel (educator).

Action

  • On a smooth floor, place a reception mat with the sliding side underneath.
  • This mat is the wild bull that kids try to ride as long as possible without falling.
  • The educator moves the mat randomly from front to back.
  • As soon as a child falls, the next child goes on the mat.
  • Children must stand on the mat and are not allowed to run.

Fine motor skills

Mosquito

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Acquisition of all varieties of race.
  • Work on the movement speed.

Equipment

  • A foam noodle.
  • 50 mm adhesive tape (packaging or gaffa tape).

Action

  • Make a loop at the end of a foam noodle with adhesive tape. Lay the loop around your head or a child’s.
  • The long tip of the noodle is the rostrum of the mosquito which tries to touch the other children.
  • The mosquito must bite the children below the shoulders.
  • Each child has 3 lives but the same child can not be stung twice in a row.

Fine motor skills

Snakes

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Acquisition of all varieties of race.
  • Work on the movement speed.

Equipment

  • 2 foam noodles.
  • Transparent tapes.
  • 2 fabric snakes or snakes head.

Action

  • 2 noodles are snakes that try to bite or touch children.
  • Ideally, attach a fabric snake on each noodle to make the activity more exciting.
  • Restrict the play area then try to touch children.

Fine motor skills

Dragons

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Acquisition of all varieties of race.
  • Work on the movement speed.

Equipment

  • 2 foam noodles.
  • Transparent tapes.
  • 2 fabric snakes or snakes head.

Action

  • Use the same noodles as in the Snakes game, but now swing them in the air as the dragons spit fire.
  • For safety, do not swing the noodles too fast.
  • The children try to dodge the dragons.

Fine motor skills

Elephant

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Acquisition of all varieties of race.
  • Work on the movement speed.

Equipment

  • 2 foam noodles.
  • 1 plastic cup.

Action

  • Place a cup on the end of a noodle.
  • Apply this noodle on your forehead and swing it in front of you like the horn of an elephant.
  • Try to touch others with this horn.
  • For safety, be careful not to swing it too fast.

Fine motor skills

Poison

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed with a task to be completed at the end of the race.

Equipment

  • 1 soap bubble kit.

Action

  • Make groups of 3 to 4 children, if you play with older ones.
  • Have them line up in front of a wall or behind a line.
  • Stand about 10 meters across the playground and blow soap bubbles up in front of each group.
  • Soap bubbles are poison and children must be able to run and pop them to prevent the soil from being poisoned.

Fine motor skills

The grim reaper

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed with a task to be completed at the end of the race.
  • Work on appreciation of distances.

Equipment

  • 1 foam ball (volley-ball) and 2.5 m of string.
  • 1 dozen of squash or tennis balls per child.
  • 1 plastic or cardboard receptacle per child.

Action

  • Attach a foam ball to a string and place dozens of balls on the ground around you.
  • Divide the children in a circle around you.
  • Twist the string over your head so that the ball rotates regularly to the ground.
  • The children run towards you to take as many balls as possible to bring them back to their base.
  • The goal is to never be hit by the ball or the string.
  • If a child is touched, he is not allowed to return to his base and must give back the recovered balls.

Fine motor skills

The crazy rocket

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed with a task to be completed at the end of the race.
  • Work on appreciation of distances.
  • Dissociation of the lower and upper limbs.

Equipment

  • 1 balloon.
  • 1 lightweight plastic bag.

Action

  • Inflate a balloon without knot and put it in a lightweight plastic bag from below.
  • The bag is the rocket that the educator lets go in the air.
  • As soon as the balloon is released, children placed a few meters away start and try to catch the rocket before it falls and explodes.
  • It is best to play in groups of 3 children to avoid collisions.

Fine motor skills

Fly hunter

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on precision and on movement speed with a task to be completed during the race.
  • Work on appreciation of distances.
  • Dissociation of the lower and upper limbs.

Equipment

  • 1 plastic plate, 1 felt pen and 1.5 m of string.
  • 1 foam noodle (1 m) per child.

Action

  • Draw a fly on the back of a plastic plate and tie it to a string.
  • The educator or, at best, one of the children pulls the string around the play area and the children try to crush the fly with the noodle.
  • For safety, separate children into small groups if they are tall and / or numerous.
  • The faster you pull the string or the smaller the plate, the more difficult the game will be.

Fine motor skills

Spanking

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed with a task to be completed at the end of the race.
  • Dissociation of the lower and upper limbs.

Equipment

  • 4 to 5 magazine sheets per child and for the educator.
  • Adhesive tape.

Action

  • Roll a few newspaper sheets together and form a tube with tape on each end. The educator and each child have a tube.
  • The educator does not behave well and deserves a spanking.
  • Each child tries to hit the educator buttocks on the side, who can also do the same to the children.

Fine motor skills

Crocodiles

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed.
  • Support foot and push research. Balance work.
  • Concentration and reaction speed to visual stimuli.

Equipment

  • 1 or 2 large floorcloths.

Action

  • Use one or two large floorcloths as crocodiles, the more floorcloths are wider the better it is.
  • Restrict the playground.
  • Swipe randomly and identify children who do not want to be bitten by the crocodile (s).

Fine motor skills

Scorpions

(video with courtesy of Dominique Chiquet)

Educational objective

  • Work on movement speed.
  • Concentration and reaction speed to visual stimuli.

Equipment

  • Twenty tennis balls.

Action

  • The children line up behind a line or in front of a wall and at the signal, run to the opposite side of the playground while avoiding the scorpions (tennis balls thrown one by one by the educator) who ride through their path.
  • You can roll several balls at the same time.