Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers activity & project also includes:

Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally appropriate physical education exercises. To spark scholars' interest, all the activities include a suggestion for a book connection.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Make copies, or send links to class members' families so they may benefit from the activity ideas and from the additional information
  • Take a brain break using one of the games when scholars are in need of a pause from current instruction 
  • Have literature available for learners to browse when time permits 
Classroom Considerations

  • Each activity requires a variety of materials 
  • Take classroom allergies into account before bringing food into the classroom 
  • Some links must be typed, or copy/pasted, into a web browser
Pros

  • The resource begins with an informative piece explaining the importance of play 
  • Activities and games are separated into two groups; those best for toddlers, and those designed for preschoolers 
  • Resources, implementation tips, tricks, and a connection to nutrition are provided 
Cons

  • Seven of the 12 links do not open
Common Core