Cross the River

Stepping on circles of paper, pretend to cross a river with this fun toddler game.

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Thin cardboard or heavy paper
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape

Directions

  1. Cut out several 8- to 10-inch circles and tape them to the floor in a straight line so that they are close enough to move from one to the other in a step.
  2. Pretend they are stepping stones across a river and take turns crossing over the whole line of them.

Extensions

  • Place the circles into a gentle curve and step from one to another.
  • If your toddler is able, have her alternate steps, putting only one foot on a dot.
  • Play stop and go as your toddler moves about on the dots.
  • Tell your toddler to lead so that you can follow.
  • Move across the circles using music of different tempos.

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