Roll the Ball: Roll the ball, roll the ball, roll the ball to me. Pass it, pass it, pass the ball to me. Replace me with the child’s name & replace pass with bounce or kick.
Animal Race: Besides engaging children on a rainy day, this game is a great one for boosting mental flexibility, an executive functioning skill.
Have children line up at one end of a hallway or room and tell the children, “When I say horse, you are going to gallop to the other end of the hall/room.”
Start by calling out the names of other animals, followed by horse. Next time, change it. “When I say crow, you are going to fly to the other end of the hallway.”
When saying other animals make sure you say horse and see how many children try to gallop! Continue the game, changing the animal and motion.