Play Plan

Play Plan : Steps To Treasure

General information

Prerequisites: Counting and sorting
Play arena: A familiar place with less obstruction

  1. 3 chairs/stools
  2. 3 plastic boxes/jars with lid
  3. cotton/tissue paper, pulses, chocolates/toffees (3 or 4 in number),
  4. empty bag/trouser with 3-4 pockets
  5. Big bowl, some pebbles/beads.

Number of players: 4-5

Game overview and basic rules for play:

The objective of the game is to follow the clues/instructions and move around in their room to find the treasure. The game starts by giving them their first clue/instructions, after solving each clue they would get their next clue. Whoever solves all three clues first, would be the winner of the game.

NOTE: All the below mentioned instructions and clues will be given by the parents; they can modify the instructions as per the availability and space.

Materials and instructions for the parents:

  • Keep 1 chair _____________ (3/5/8 steps) away, towards the _____________(left/right), from where the child would sit.
  • And keep 2 more chairs 2 meter apart from each other and _____________ (3/5/6 steps) away from where the child is.
  • On one chair, keep 3 boxes/jars with tight lid. One box should contain pulses, one should have cotton/tissue paper inside it and one should have chocolate or sweet in such a way that it should make different sound when the child shakes the jar.
  • On the second chair, keep a bag/trouser with 3-4 pockets and put a chocolate/sweet inside any one pocket.
  • One the third chair, keep a big bowl with many pebbles/beads and 1-2 chocolates/ sweets.

Whatever material is there on the chairs, there would be a question associated with each of it, which parents would read when the child reaches the place.

Play session plans:

Session 1

  • Tell children that today’s game is all about movements, moving their bodies.
  • In the first session, they will have to do small exercises with their right and left hands and legs.
  • Ask each child to lift up their right hand first then the left hand. Instruct them to shake their hands. After that they will put their hands down and they would touch and identify their left and right legs simultaneously.
  • Ask them to stand up in their place. Tell them that when you say “turn right”, they should turn their whole body towards their right just once and stop. Similarly, do it for their left side.
  • Inform them that they are going to sing the Boogie and Woogie song with actions.
  • The actions would be, for the phrase “right hand in”, they would stretch their right hand to the front and for the phrase “right hand out”, and they would take their right hand to their back.
  • For the legs, they would stretch to the front and back while making sure that their foot is touching the ground.
  • Now, sing the following song,

“Put your right hand in,
Put your right hand out
Put your right hand in
And shake it all about.

Do the boogie woogie (children would put their hands on their waist and slightly move their whole body side to side)
Do the boogie woogie
That’s what it’s all about.

Put your left hand in,
Put your left hand out
Put your left hand in
And shake it all about.

Do the boogie woogie
Do the boogie woogie
That’s what it’s all about.

Put your right foot in,
Put your right foot out
Put your right foot in
And shake it all about.

Do the boogie woogie
Do the boogie woogie
That’s what it’s all about.

Put your left foot in,
Put your left foot out
Put your left foot in
And shake it all about.

Do the boogie woogie
Do the boogie woogie
That’s what it’s all about.

Put your whole self in, (children would put their hands on their waist and jump)
Put your whole self out
Put your whole self in
And shake it all about.

Do the boogie woogie
Do the boogie woogie
That’s what it’s all about.”

Play session 2:

  • Now the children are familiar with some movements, tell them that in this session they have to move around and find a treasure.
  • First the child has to reach near the chair, following the instructions given by their parents and once they reach, a question/clue related to the treasure would be read out to them and they have to find the answer.
  • The child has to search for the treasure on the chair by taking help from the clue and after finding the treasure, follow the instructions and come back to their place.

Instructions:

  • Tell the child to turn to their ______________ (right/left) and then move ______________ (3/5/8 steps) forward from where they are.
  • After taking these steps the child would reach near to the chair.
  • Tell the child to explore what is there in front of them (chair) and then read their first clue
    • For the chair with jars:
      Find a jar with a sweet/chocolate, identifying it with a different sound the jar makes when we shake. When the child identifies the jar, he should open it and take out the chocolate/sweets from the jar.
  • Instruct the child to turn to their ______________ (right/left), take ______________ (3/5/8 steps) forward to the reach their place from where they started.

Session 2

  • As the child gets familiar with this game of moving around and taking steps, this time keep two chairs 1or 2 meter apart from each other and keep the instruction ready as per the space and distance.
  • In this session, child has to first reach the first chair, find the treasure and then move to the second chair and solve the clue to get the final treasure.

Instructions:

  • Tell the child to turn to their _______________ (right/left) and then move _______________ (3/5/8 steps) forward from where they are.
  • After taking these steps the child would reach near to the first chair.
  • Tell the child to explore what is there in front of them (chair) and then read the clue
    • Chair with a bag/trouser:
      Find a sack (pocket) with a sweet? When the child finds it, he would take the chocolate out from that pocket.
  • Instruct the child to turn to their _______________ (right/left), take _______________ (3/5/8 steps) forward to the reach the second chair.
  • Read out the clue to the child once they reach the second chair.
    • Chair with a big bowl: find the odd one out from the bowl? And it should be the same what you got in the first chair. When the child finds the chocolate, he can take it out.
  • Read the next instruction of reaching to the place from where the child started.
    Turn to their _______________ (right/left), take _______________ (3/5/8 steps) forward to the reach the place from where they started.
  • Now the child has to count how many chocolate he got at the end.
  • They can eat and enjoy after finding all the treasures.