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A KINETIC CHRISTMAS: Be The Tree!

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Be the Tree

FROM WALKING
TO HOPPING (Approximately 1-4 years)








A BIT ABOUT INTUITION...

Today's
activity focuses on the Intuition Physicality. The technical term for it is
proprioception. The simple definition is understanding our bodies in relation
to our physical world, which is important because the body is the brain's
best tool for early learning. And as any craftsman will tell you, knowing your
tools is half the battle!




One of the
critical aspects of Intuition is Body Awareness -- understanding the size,
shape, and componentry of your own body. Now, I realize that might sound a bit
odd, but in fact, young children aren't
born with a complete understanding of their physical self. Instead, they "learn
their body" by using their body. And that means
movement.





Building a
child's sense of Intuition is a process that takes many years, yet much of it
goes unnoticed by adults. Like all of
the Physicalities, Intuition is not a milestone you can "check off."
Instead, think of…

A KINETIC CHRISTMAS: Reindeer Reins

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Day 4

Reindeer Reins

FROM RUNNING
TO SKIPPING (Approximately 2+ years)










JUST RUN!

Have you
ever noticed kids run whenever they want and nobody thinks twice about it? They
don't need to go to buy running gear. They don't need to stretch out first.
They don't need ear buds or a pedometer. They run because it feels good. And
while they're running, all that speed is giving them a sense of confidence in
their own power. Just like a reindeer...












Reindeer
Reins is best outdoors, but can easily be converted to a large indoor space if
the weather's not cooperating. Fun for two or more kids, or just the two of
you.




GET READY:
Create chimney tops from paper, wood blocks, or whatever you have at hand. We've also provided a printable if that's
easier for you (attached to the bottom of the post.)




Scatter your
chimney tops in different locations around the yard.




Take a
ribbon or piece of tinsel and wrap it under the child's arms and around his chest. If you have
more than one child playing …