Imaginary worlds: A mermaid’s tale

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Get into character and take a step into the imaginary world of pirates and mermaids

A mermaid's tale

1 Who’s in the cave?

Play an action game based on who’s hiding in a cave

Physical Development

Using Equipment and Materials

Development matters: put together a sequence of actions (16-26 months); understand that equipment and tools have to be used safely (30-50 months).

Early learning goal: use a range of small and large equipment.

What you need

Group size: large groups.

Two copies of the activity sheets ‘Who’s in the cave? (1)’ and ‘Who’s in the cave? (2)’; safe indoor or outdoor space; soft play equipment; drum or tambourine.

What to do

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