Games with Wool
Remains of wool can be found in almost every household. And in particular, there where mum or grandma liked knitting. These wool remnants or even individual strands can be used to design various games for a group afternoon. And the best part about it? Wool does not take up a lot of space and therefore can be taken to every excursion or the summer camp.
With those string games, the team leader can promote the fine motor skills and creativity of children and adolescents. For example, the challenge could be, to string a certain number of strands of wool together, in the shortest possible time. This will train the fine motor skills of all participants. Another way would be to invite everybody to lay out an entire picture on the floor with wool. If you want to make this task a bit more challenging, you can ask the kids to do the same. However, this time blindfolded. In addition, strands of wool can also be used as tools for other games. For example, if they must balance another object over a certain distance.
- Shooting down tins with a ball of wool
Shooting tins down from the table using a ball of wool
- Making shapes with wool threads
Laying out of shapes with wool threads blindfolded
- Prayer balls and Story Ball
A ball of yarn is thrown back and forth. The objective is for each kid to say something while throwing the wool.
- Rolling up wool
Attach a candy to a ribbon and then roll it up with the help of a pencil.
- Sorting wool ribbons
Blindfolded sorting wool ribbons with different length
- Rolling up wool
This game is similar to the game Chocolate Pieces, however, here it is all about wool.
Games with Feets
Games with your feet, toes or legs
Even if there are no toys or other utensils are available, the kids do not have to do without funny games. Because, even there is nothing else, you still have your feet, toes and legs; and those you can use perfectly for games. A welcome side effect: the kids get some exercise, which they may lack in their everyday life because they mostly sit at school and then at home once again. From an educational perspective, this makes sense. Many children and young people are deprived of exercise, and that is, in particular, true when it comes to the coordination of their feet, legs and toes.
To train the fine motor skills of the toes can be trained with a simple game such as passing on a cork from one kid to the next. However, they are only allowed to use their toes. Other games are more suitable to build muscles in your legs and feet. This can be done, for example, by holding a ball as long as possible up in the air.
- The fewest feet win.
Stand on as few as possible feet.
- Hopping with one leg
Completing an obstacle course by hopping on only one leg.
- Human fitness machine
Pushing your legs apart
- Crawler race
Everybody holds the ankle of the man in front of him and so the caterpillar starts moving
- Foot to foot race
Putting one foot in front of the other and moving ahead as quickly as possible.
- Foot war
Trying to push you off the chair, using only the feet.
- Burning toes
One kid gets a candle stuck between his toes with the objective to light one candle after the other.
- The child in the bag
Sack race - a classic children's games
- Three legs and a hurdle course
2 people are tied together at one ankle each. Now they have to run around on three legs.
- Recognise my foot
Guesses somebody’s foot blindfolded
- Do you recognise my foot?
Guessing, which footprint belongs to which person
- Painting with your feet
Paint an image with your feet
- Feed me with your toes!
Holding a spoon between the toes and feeding each other.
- Kicker wanted
Balancing a ball on one foot
- Cork on the journey
A cork has to be passed on to the next person, however, with your toes.
- Bon appetite
Unwrap candy with toes
- Give me that mat
All kids lay on their backs, stretching their legs up into the air while trying to pass on a mat or mattress.
- Roll with me
Rolling forward on a big barrel
- Do not step on my foot, just touch my toe!
Kids are touching each other’s toes to pass on a signal.
- Throwing with a difference
Throwing a coaster as far as possible. However, you only can use your toes.
- Who is the strongest?
Tug and tow with a difference: the rope is attached to the ankle.
- Bursting the balloons.
Inflating balloons as quickly as possible and then burst them with your toes.
- Sorting bottles with the feet
Sorting bottles – using only the feet
- Feet into the sack
Guessing objects in a bag only with your feet.
- Feel with your feet ...
Guessing objects with your feet.
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