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Friday, January 9, 2009

An Oldie But a Goodie :)

Red Light! Green Light!
I've been tying to think of ways to get Caden running while we have our daily outside time but all of the ways I have thought of involve me running too(ie Tag)! Being that I am 7 months pregnant, my running stints don't last very long:) Enter Red Light Green light! I remember this game as a kid and I was trying to think of how to adapt it so that Caden would understand my directions. He doesn't understand the lights but he does understand "Stop" and "Go". SO I made these paddles.

How to play: Have your child or children stand a good distance away from you. We started with 10 feet and then made it further once he understood the game. Hold up the stop sign first and then switch to the go sign and encourage them to run as fast as they can towards you. Alternate the signs until they reach you (and tackle your legs if they are like my son).

To Make the Signs: I wrote "Stop" on red paper(octagon) and "Go" on green paper(circle) then mounted them on a sheet of black construction paper and laminated them. I then took Popsicle sticks and hot glued them on the the back. If you don't have a laminator you could paint card board.

The best part is that I got to stand still and he got tired!! Whoo-Hoo!


  1. Stop and Go paddles are a total necessity for me. We use them for cleaning, games, singing, and running. Sometimes I've even used them on doors to let kids know when they can and can't go in certain rooms (like when we have a guest, or around Christmas time when I'm hiding and wrapping gifts).

  2. I am loving this blog!! So many great ideas.


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