Beans

Beans

Age: 
3-5 years
Participants: 
4+
Time: 
5 minutes
Setting: 
Home, School, ECEC
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Mark out a large area using cones
  • Children spread out in designated area

Description:

On coach’s command, children perform actions:

  • Runner bean – run fast around the area
  • Jelly bean – move with wobbly movement
  • Frozen bean – stop moving and freeze
  • Full of beans – crazy running on the spot
  • Broad bean – giant steps
  • Chilli bean – shiver and shake
  • String bean – walk on tip toes with arms stretched up in the air
  • Jumping bean – jump on spot
  • Balance bean – balance on 1 leg
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Variations:

  • Change commands very quickly e.g. runner bean/ frozen bean/runner bean/frozen bean so children go from running to frozen to running to frozen in quick time
  • Nominate a child to call the commands
  • Ask children to create their own ‘bean movement’

Teaching Points:

  • Ensure children have eyes up to avoid other children
  • Take short, quick steps