The early years of a child's life, are the best opportunity for developing life-long physical activity behaviours. The time children spend in care is often the best chance a child may have of getting adequate physical activity in their day.
As part of the Munch & Move Program Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are recommended to be incorporated into services' daily programs, and children should have the opportunity to be active for at least 30% of the daily opening hours.
The Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games resource is a selection of games and activities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities all around Australia. Playing these games provides an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
The Everybody Energise Game Cards are a set of 60 game ideas for children aged 3-6 years, including 8 games that have been adapted from the Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games resource.
This resource has been designed to provide quick and easy ideas for Educators to help break up sedentary time and get children up and moving. Each Energiser game should take 5 minutes, with minimal set-up time and equipment needed.
Click on the below headings for additional resources to support the use of the Everybody Energise Game Cards in your service.
A great way to practice FMS with a group of children is to play some fun Olympic-themed games. This resource has some great key points and links to help you set up your own mini Olympics at your service.