Beanbag Balance (Gross Motor)
Moving to song "Por Una Cabeza" (or other song) and having beanbag fun
This activity is fun to do while listening to music. Play song “Por Una Cabeza” or another song
- Using a beanbag, ask child to place on head and walk around the room
- Walk on tiptoes with beanbag on head
- Walk fast with beanbag on head
- Walk on knees with beanbag on head
- Walk backwards with beanbag on head
- Twirl with beanbag on head
- Sit at table and drink glass of water with beanbag on head (encourage them to ask for a straw if needed)
*See below on how to make a homemade beanbag & remember to join in the fun with your child!
This can be such a fun and creative activity for a child to come up with his own ways to use a bean bag. For example, place beanbag on back of hand and use a slide motion to move across a room, OR place on top of foot and hop on one leg to the couch, etc.
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Oval
- Color - Brown
- Number - Nine, 9
- Alphabet Letters - Q, T, L
- Senses - Sight
- Character Trait - Friendliness
- Target Words - Fast, Front, Sort, Same
Spanish - Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are
Did You Know?
"The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.” CA First 5
Books to Read
"Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On"
by Lois Ehlert (Activity 7)
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
by Bill Martin (Activity 8) (audio book available) (NOTE: Please look for the 25th anniversary edition where the text is back to the original wording)
by Joan Blos (Activity 12)
"The Alphabet Song"
Album: Big Don’s Big Beat (Activity 5)
"Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel"
Album: The Very Best (Activity 20)
"The Turtle Song"
by Suzi Shelton Album Simply Suzi (Activity 11)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
There Was A Little Turtle
(Activity 11 Month 11)
There was a little turtle who lived in a box.
He swam in the water, he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea, he snapped at a minnow and he snapped at me.
He caught that mosquito, he caught that flea, he caught that minnow, but he didn’t catch me.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
(Activity 19 Month 11)
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I’ll count these hands instead of sheep.
Help me to remember these friends I made.
And all the wonderful times we played.