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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

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1. Emergency, emergency

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

Knowledge and Understanding of the World


Development matters: Are curious about the environment (16–26 months); Show an interest in the world in which they live (30–50 months).

Early learning goal: Observe, find out about and identify features in the place they live and the natural world.

Group size: Small groups.

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