Problem 15 - Whack a mole

Set children up individually or in pairs with 4 to 6 coloured socks as per the diagram. Children will run up to their socks and tap the colour called out by the parent/leader.

You should call the colour out before they begin their run. Begin by just calling one colour and progress to calling two or three colours so children have to remember more than one colour and remember the order.

After some time begin adding more instructions e.g. blue cone, star jump, red cone, star jump etc.

Extension: If more than one child is playing you could make it competition, for this they would need the same arrangements of coloured socks.  For older children you could make then run a linger distance before reaching the target.