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Squirrel Tails
Part 1: Introductory Activity

In this video you can see the ECE engaging with the children, asking questions about squirrels and sparking conversation.

Squirrel Tails
Part 2: Structured Activity

The ECE engages in play with the children, pretending they are all squirrels. Note that the ECE doesn’t instruct children on what to do or how to react but gently reminds them of the activity by pretending they are really in a tree and will fall out if they step off the branches (tape). She adds an element of difficulty when they pretend that there is a strong wind and begin to teeter back and forth while trying to remain on the branches.

Squirrel Tails
Part 3: Unstructured Activity

During the unstructured part of the activity the ECE encourages children to find creative ways of using the existing materials (pretending the pylon is a hat), and introduces new materials, using them to move and walk in different ways.

Shape Walk
Part 1: Introductory Activity

In this video you see the ECE introduce the activity by talking about the different types of shapes, and discuss the shapes that can be found around the room, encouraging the children to explore the space.

Shape Walk
Part 2: Structured Activity

In this video the ECE suggests a game to play with the shapes using the portable tunnel, once the children emerge from the tunnel the ECE asks them to find and go to the shape she called out, encouraging the children to use their locomotor and stability skills.

Shape Walk
Part 3: Unstructured Activity

In this video the ECE suggests a game to play with the shapes using the portable tunnel, once the children emerge from the tunnel the ECE asks them to find and go to the shape she called out, encouraging the children to use their locomotor and stability skills.

Ready, Aim, Kick
Part 1: Introductory Activity

In this video the ECE introduces the activity and explains how the children are going to be involved in creating the targets they’ll use for the structured portion of the activity

Ready, Aim, Kick
Part 2: Structured Activity

In this video the ECE excitedly explains the objective of the game and allows the children to choose what colour and target they will all try to kick to before bringing the ball back to the start line to choose another target (repetition to confidence!)

Ready, Aim, Kick
Part 3: Unstructured Activity

Unstructured play can be as simple as allowing the children to play together with the balls. The children threw the balls in the basket and cheered for each other when a goal was scored. Unstructured play can just be allowing the children to continue with a variation on the structured portion of the activity.

Media Room

Example videos from three  Seeds Activities