The step ladder game

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Yesterday, I shared with you how we explored real ladders and then enjoyed drawing our own math ladders. The step ladder game is a simple game that we made up and added to the end of our day…

Step Ladder Game by Teach Preschool

I had intended to use these six strips of cardboard for a math activity but when the kids found them spread across the floor, they immediately began to walk across them.  I started to stop them and then I realized that their idea was probably going to be more fun and because we had just spent time talking about ladders, this naturally turned into a step ladder game…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

As the children went across the step ladder we called out different types of ways they could go across the boards such as “Jump!” and each child took a turn to jump across the step ladder…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

The children tried going backwards across the step ladder…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

And they went down the middle of the step ladder…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

Everyone took turns going up and down the step ladder in different ways. The children soon learned that if they went too quickly across the steps that they might slip so the children had to be aware of how fast they moved so they wouldn’t slip and fall. Just like we have to be careful going up and down a real step ladder…

L and Ladders Day 294

The children worked together to take turns and wait on each other as they went up or down the step ladder (or across)…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

Yes, I have to admit that this was much more fun then the math idea I was planning. And we used lots of great words and movement and cooperation skills in the process…

The step ladder game by Teach Preschool

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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