Cut lily pad or leaf shapes from flannel. Use a permanent marker to write one letter on each leaf. Sit in a circle with the leaves spread out in the middle. Have one child stand on one side of the circle and try to make his way to the other side by saying a letter name and then jumping to that lily pad. Or you can say the name of a letter and have them jump to the correct leaf. You can also play this game by presenting word cards for the children to spell by jumping to the correct letters in order. Write the upper case letters on one side of the leaf and the lower case on the other for a more challenging game.
demonstrates dynamic balance by jumping