Activity 39: Follow the Leader
Age Range: 2 1/2-Years-Old on…
Area being Developed: Self-esteem… Feeling good about oneself!
“Follow the leader, the leader, the leader. Follow the leader… just like me.”
As you keep to the beat of the directions, make up your own actions to follow. They can be as simple as clapping your hands or patting your head or as challenging as jumping ten times or doing knee-bends. Start as leader. Next encourage a child in your class to take over. Then pick different children to be the leader.
Make this into creative play. Enjoy each other whether you are taking the lead or following. Surprise is part of the fun.
Dr. Sally Says…
When you follow a child you help that child to feel good about him or herself.