Stack the box relay race

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When I introduce the relay process to my students, I actually begin with a modified relay race that has all the elements of a relay but without the stress of making it a win or lose proposition…

The main goal of this type of relay race is to teach the children the very basics of a relay.  The children were to take their first empty box across the driveway, set it down on the line then go back and get their second empty box and set it on top of their first box and then stop…

This may seem very simple but for young children, I find that if you introduce them to a relay race in small doses they will enjoy it more.  We did not focus on finishing first or fastest – instead we just focused on finishing…

Everyone ran with all their heart and did a great job on finishing the relay race…

And once we had ran through the planned relay race a few times, the children finished out our outdoor play time kicking the boxes all around the play area…

 

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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