Jump Jump

Jump Jump

Age: 
3-5 years, 5-8 years
Participants: 
2+
Time: 
10 minutes
Setting: 
Home, School, ECEC
Cones (2x)
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Skills

Set Up:

  • Mark out a start line with two cones
  • Children begin by lining up on start line
  • Coach stands 20m in front of children

Description:

All children stand between two cones on the start line. If the coach shouts out ‘2 jumps’ they take 2 jumps towards the coach.

If you shout ‘1 step’ they do this.

Coach varies number of steps and jumps and the type of locomotion (jump, step, hop, skip, run, march, gallop etc.).

When coach shouts ’back’ everyone runs back to the start and coach tries to tag the children.

If tagged children need to do a star jump.

Variations:

  • Change the distance the children start from the coach
  • Focus on only one type of locomotion in each game e.g. jumping only
  • Let a child be the caller

Teaching Points:

Jumping

  • Land like you are riding a motorbike – arms forward, ankles, knees and hips bent, feet apart
  • Land as quiet as a mouse
  • Swing & Spring
  • Reach for a star and bring it down again

Skip

  • Step-hop, step-hop, step-hop
  • Step forward and hop up
  • Look ahead
  • Keep body facing forward

Hop

  • Quiet landings (bend ankles, knees and hips)
  • Bend your leg to push off
  • Head up and eyes forward (look towards where you are hopping)
  • Swing & spring
Jump Jump_photo Hopping Patterns