Busy bodies

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Keep moving with imaginative role play while developing essential gross motor skills

Boy on tricycle

Activities in this article:

  1. Emergency, emergency
  2. By the sea
  3. Action stations

1. Emergency, emergency

Create exciting outdoor role-play scenarios by converting existing equipment into emergency vehicles

EYFS Area of learning > Expressive arts & design > Creating with Materials

Group size: Small groups.

What you need

Outdoor vehicles, such as cars, pull-along trucks, bicycles; reclaimed materials to transform vehicles, such as blue plastic or red fabric; role-play uniforms and resources for emergency services; telephones; chalk; road signs (toy replicas or copy and laminate the signs on this issue’s A2 ‘Road signs’ Poster or our online exclusive individual Road sign cards ).

Road signs poster

What to do

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