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Age Range: 3-5

Skills/Subjects: Related Episode:
Arthur Goes To Camp
Teach your children some cooperative games

  • drum
  • hoops (mats, rug squares, or other materials can be used)
Teach your children some cooperative games to play with friends.
  1. Traveling Train: Have each child hold on to the waist of the person in front of them, forming a train. Beat a drum to set various train speeds. Have the train move forward slowly, then faster. Stop the train, then have it slowly back up. The goal is for the train to stay in one piece and avoid crashes.
  1. From Here to There: Give children hoops. (Mats, rug squares, or other materials can also be used.) Have kids work together to try and make it across the room without stepping on the floor (i.e. they may step only inside the hoops). Give them time to figure out that the solution is to lay down the hoops and have people standing in all but the first one. Then they pick up and pass along the first (empty) hoop, put it in front, and repeat this procedure until they reach the end of the room.
With a Group
These games are great with a group of children. 'From Here to There' works particularly well with teams. Invite some friends over to play!

Based on an activity in Play and Learn with Arthur, Volume 1