- Five (5) 3x5 Cards
- One (1) Pen
Step 1: Tell your child that its time to pretend to go on a ride! On our ride, we are going to see some tunnels! Tunnels are made so that cars can go through or under objects that are in its path.
Step 2: The adult should write the number 1 through 5 in the index cards. Only write one number on each 3x5 index card.
Step 3: Have the child start to walk around the room. The adult should randomly say:
“Oh No! A Tunnel!”
Step 4: The adult should pick up one of the 3x5 index cards. Ask the child to name the number written on the card.
Step 5: Once the number has been identified, the child should get in crawling position. Tell them to crawl forward the same number of “crawls/paces” that is on the card.
If the 3x5 index card, in Step 4, said “3” then the child should crawl forward three paces – (signifying that the tunnel is three “paces” long).
Step 6: Repeat Steps 4 through 5 as many times as you would like, picking a new 3x5 card each time.
Step 7: Once finished, ask your child the following questions:
- Which tunnel is the longest? (Answer: 5)
- Which tunnel is the shortest? (Answer: 1)
- Which tunnel is medium length? (Answer: 3 (in the middle of 1 and 5))
Take it to the Next Level:
Repeat the activity and ask your child to crawl backwards.
One to One Correspondence
Quantity and Counting
Understanding Size Words
Gross Motor: Crawling forwards and backwards
Gross Motor: Coordination
Gross Motor: Body Awareness in Space