Balancing acts

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

Motivate children to develop balancing skills in new and interesting ways using a range of wheeled toys and equipment

Balancing cat and dog

Activities in this article:

  1. Round in circles
  2. Standing tall
  3. Cross-curricular links

1. Round in circles

Negotiate a lap of honour around the big top ring

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

What you need

Chalk; images of unicycles and clown vehicles painted with wacky designs; selection of bicycles, tricycles, scooters, ride-on and pedal cars; bicycle bells and horns; ribbons and streamers; artificial flowers; blown-up balloons; string; clown hats, bow ties and other accessories; two containers.

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