Stop and Go: The Perfect Rainy Day Preschool Activity

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This is a super simple activity I remember playing when I was a kid.  Basically, we created a stop/go sign and one person got to be “in charge”.  When the sign said go we ran around like crazy banshees!  When it said stop, we’d stop.  Super simple!  Kept them entertained for quite awhile.  I even got a morning “quiet time” as a result of all our running!  I have some resting preschoolers this morning.

What you need to make your sign:

  • Paper towel roll (I think we used the insert from our Aluminum Foil)
  • Paper Plates
  • Stapler (to attach the plates to the roll)
  • Markers

Learning Applications:

  • Following directions – mix it up.  Try going on all fours, or only walking backwards during the “go” time, or jumping, whatever, let the leader use their imagination!
  • Recognition of sight words: Go & Stop.  These will be helpful at stop signs and the like.
  • Practice looking both ways when the “stop” sign changes to “go”.  Pretend you are on a street.  I have my kids hold hands when we are in a street or parking lot.  This was a fun way to reinforce the “how-we behave around cars” behavior.
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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

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