Wacky Races

Today in the garden we had the bikes and scooters out to help the children develop their gross motor skills. After playing for a while a child shouts out “Let’s race!” this led to the children having lots of fun taking part in a number of races. Requiring the children to use their turn taking skills and use a sand timer as a visual aid.  We also learned about spatial awareness and tried our best not to bump into our friends as we raced. When we were getting ready to race everyone helped say “ready, steady, GO!”


“I outside on a bike”
“I winning the race, pedal really fast”
“Racing friends. I went fast. I lose” (this was said with a smiling face)
“I’m on the bike, I went fast with my legs!”