Here are some learning activities we have used the walkway we created:
Walking the pathway backwards was even more of a challenge. When you are looking, back your feet can sometimes step off the path without meaning too.
Trying to walk on the tape down one side of the pathway and back on the other side took a little bit of concentration.
Jumping from one side of the path to the other was easy in areas where the pathway was narrow, but was harder in the wide areas.
Challenging a partner to move down the path in a certain way was a lot of fun. Skipping, hopping, galloping, sliding, and tiptoeing down the path were each offered up as challenges.
Timing which of us could move down the path the fastest and the slowest was also fun. Walking in slow motion inspires one to move the rest of your body in slow motion too. That can bring on a lot of giggles and stifled laughs.
The edge of the pathway can be lined with block shaped buildings or cardboard boxes from the recycling bin.
Toy cars can race through the maze pushed from behind by people ready to get the checkered flag.
Balls can be rolled through the pathway like pinballs zinging and pinging through a maze.
The pathway can become a waterway for bathtub boats. The corners and dead ends can be inlets off a mighty river.
Sight words can be placed along the path. In order to pick up the card the word on the card would need to be read.
The pathway could be the home to a giant concentration game. The cards could be spread out along the path. Children could walk up and down the path looking for matches.
Washcloths could be used to fill in the path. They could then be counted to find the area of the path.
What are some other ways we could learning using the zigzag pathway?
This post is linked to Mrs. Matlock’s blog.