Mini Moves Skills

Did you know that children in the early years need to learn and try lots of skills so that when they are older they are able to play more complex games and sport. The skills will also underpin abilities such as writing, drawing, mathematics and generally taking part in individual and group activities.

There are many skills and we will slowly introduce you to them.

Introduce children to each move individually to give them a chance to try them and to develop.

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Activity Ideas

  • Combine two or all three moves to create new activities
  • Can you create your own Active Story?
  • Can you and your children create your own stories together?

Activities that include a combination of skills:

Crawl – Jump – Shuffle

Hop – Throw – Catch

Carry – Leap – Twist

March – Squat – Stretch

Aim – Roll – Run

Spin – Bend – Gallop

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Colours of the Rainbow

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What Next
  • Add the skills to activities you already do to give children more opportunity to develop them.
  • Place the words or pictures of children doing the skills around your garden so they can try them out when they want to.

Basic Actions

For Gross motor and Locomotor skills development (Large Muscles)

Download list of activities

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Mini Moves Cards

Children respond very well to Flashcards. This is a pack of 18 Movement skills and 10 Animal/Number cards. We also have  Mini Yo! Cards that children love:

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