Unit icon prek activ

Early Childhood Physical Activities

The CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) Physical Activity Box is specifically designed to nurture a love of physical activity early on in children.  There are over 300 developmentally appropriate activity cards that are easy for teachers to follow in order to lead safe and enjoyable activities for children.  Each card features detailed instructions for how to play the games, includes the skills that are utilized, and lists the equipment needed.  The CEC Physical Activity Box offers a multitude of resources aimed at making it easier for early childhood teachers to meet the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).  Below are a collection of sample activities from the CEC Activity Box. 

The CEC Activity Box is available for purchase at the Flaghouse website.

View materials on Flaghouse.com

Check out these sample program resources and materials!

To have access to the full collection of free CATCH materials, please Log In or Sign Up
X
Playing It Safe - #18-19

An overview on how to make physical activity environments more safe. 

X
Learning to Stop, Look, and Listen - #40-41

Children practice creating "a bubble of space" while marching and freezing. 

X
Freeze Walk - #42-43

Children practice parading around the space and stopping when they hear the “Freeze” signal.

X
Can't Sit Still - #46-47

The teacher sings a song while the children move and follow along.

X
Paint the Bubble - #48-49

Children pretend their scarves are their paintbrushes and paint the inside of their bubbles (hoops).

X
Show Me - #61-62

Children practice identifying body parts and performing various locomotor movements.

X
Animal Fun - #63-64

Children practice non-locomotor movements (bending, twisting, stretching, etc) by impersonating animals.

X
Animal Fun II - #65-66

Children practice non-locomotor movements (bending, twisting, stretching, etc) by impersonating more animals.

X
Taking a Walk - #74-75

Children practice walking in a variety of styles within their "bubble of space".

X
Turn and Freeze - #76-77

Children try to see if they can hold a pose without moving or losing their balance.

X
People Dodge - #82

Children walk within the boundaries without touching anyone else.

X
Limber Limbs - #168-169

Children complete the activities on the "Limber Limbs" activity cards. 

X
On the Run - #197-198

Children practice moving in a variety of ways within a "Freeze" game.

X
Touch It - #203-204

Children practice identifying and touching designated colors with designated body parts.

X
Hoops - #209-210

Children perform a designated locomotor skill around the outside of the hoop.

X
On Your Mark - #215-217

Children practice different locomotor skills between several line markers. 

X
Teacher, May I? - #218-219

Children practice asking for permission before performing various locomotor activities. 

X
Body Management - #245-246

Children practice balancing a beanbag on various parts of their bodies.

X
Bridges & Tunnels - #249-250

Children practice a "bridge" and "tunnel" pose, and then pretend to be cars travelling through the "bridges" and "tunnels". 

X
Me & My Hoop - #251-252

Children practice several ways to position themselves around a hoop.

X
Me and My Beanbag - #257-258

Children practice interacting with beanbags in various ways. 

X
Moving Up & Down - #259-260

Children practice different ways to move up and down.

X
Make a Shape - #261-262

Children practice making different shapes with their bodies.

X
Walk & March - #264-265

Children practice walking and marching. 

X
Rainbow Fish Game - #280-281

Children travel from hoop to hoop avoiding the "shark". 

X
Roll It! - #307-308

Children practice rolling a ball to a partner and then running around them. 

X
Balloon Challenge - #309-310

Children practice interacting with a balloon in various ways. 

X
Beanbag Toss - #320

Children practice tossing a beanbag through a hoop.

X
Partner Beach Ball Challenges - #326-327

Children practice passing a beach ball to a partner in various ways.  

X
Hug the Bug - #328-329

Children practice dribbling and catching balls in various ways. 

X
Throw, Then Go - #330-331

Children throw and retrieve beanbags.

X
Balloon Volleyball - #335-336

Children practice tapping a balloon back-and-forth with a partner.

X
Thunder Man - #341-342

Children try to keep balloons in the air in order to "return clouds to the sky". 

X
Kick It! - #348-349

Children practice kicking balls to a target. 

X
Dribble It! - #350-351

Children practice dribbling a ball with their feet.

X
Ball Handling Skills - #352-353

Children practice various ball-handling skills. 

X
Under Control - #354-355

Children practice stopping a ball after dribbling it.

X
Score! - #356-358

Children practice kicking balls into a goal.

X
Foods Make Us Feel - #381-382

Children reflect on how GO & WHOA foods make them feel, and sing a song about it.

X
Veggie and Fruit Trains - #383-384

Children reflect on what plants need to survive, and simulate plants' needs through a "Veggie and Fruit Train".

X
GO and WHOA Food Challenge - #385-386

Children identify if a food is a GO or WHOA food, and do a representative physical activity depending on the answer.

X
GO and WHOA Snack Challenge - #387-388

Children practice identifying GO & WHOA foods, and demonstrating their effects through movement. 

X
Galloping GO and Pokey WHOA Drinks - #389-390

Children pretend to feed GO & WHOA foods to imaginary horses, and demonstrate the effect of the food on them through movement.

X
Going on a GO Food Hunt - #391-392

Children pretend to find GO & WHOA foods during an imaginary hunt, and determine whether they should be eaten now or later.

X
Grow Garden Grow - #394-396

Children demonstrate plant growth through movement.

X
Traveling Body Parts - #451-452

Children practice extending and connecting different parts of their body.

X
Melting - #455-456

Children are asked to identify what types of things melt, and to simulate melting through movement. 

X
Being Balloons - #459-460

Children pretend to be balloons, inflating and deflating. 

X
Belly Laughs - #463-464

Children add to a chain of "Ha!"s around a circle until everyone is laughing. 

X
Partner Cool-Down - #467-468

Children move in conjunction with a partner to do cool-down movements. 

X
Yoga Poses - #473-477

Children are led through a series of yoga poses, moving between low, medium and high positions. 

X
Wake Up with the Sun - #478-479

Children are led through a series of yoga poses.

This content is available by purchase only.
Visit Flaghouse.com to order.


If you have received a 6-letter Access Code, enter it in the box below to unlock all purchased lessons.