GROSS MOTOR SKILLS

Running Races

RESOURCES NEEDED:

~ Large open space, such as a garden or park

~ Suitable shoes for running

~ Posts in the park, or plastic markers

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Choose a certain post or object, or use your plastic markers, to decide on a distance to run to.

2. Stand next to each other on the starting ‘line’.

3. Let your child know what point you are both running to.

4. Say ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ and run!

5. Let your child win most of the races – you can win some too!

6. Continue your races until both of you are all worn out.