A couple months ago we set up a super fun High Five Obstacle course during our Red Week and ever since then Ladybug and I have had a lot of fun making up other types of obstacle courses.
This time I asked her to find all of her stuffed animals that made a sound (the toy didn't have to make a sound, just the animal it represented). This stuffed animal scavenger hunt was a great, on-the-go sorting activity requiring her to look at her stuffed animals and decide which ones make noises and which do not.
She searched for and chose all the animals and we set them up in our cruise route.
Then we went to the starting line and I ran it once to show her what to do: Every time you jump over an animal you have to say the sound it makes!
We had a lot of fun with this, she giggled a lot as we tried to do it faster and faster. it was a great way to make a connection between movements and speech too, so she was practicing different skills at the same time.
Eventually the lamb and Minnie Mouse got bumped together so instead of separate noises, we had one jump where we said “Baa Squeak!” To make this more challenging you could make your own pairings and see what funny sounds you come up with.
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I think this could be a lot of fun for a playdate or an animal/farm themed birthday party…in fact I am keeping it in mind for Little Big Man's zoo themed birthday party in the fall!