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Race Me

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • None

Directions

Growing muscles make young children feel powerful, and this is the perfect age for racing you across the yard.

Extensions

  • Play a pretend game of "Magic Shoes" and race around together, pretending you are flying horses or rocket ships. Talk about where you are going and why.
  • With shoes on, try racing across different kinds of surfaces such as sand; dirt; and hilly, uneven surfaces.
  • Try running barefoot on a grassy area.
  • Set up an indoor running course that is safe for a rainy day.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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