What to do:
- The object of this game is to see how many bears (children) can stand on different sized “balls.”
- Cut three circles out of the sheet, one 3 feet in diameter, one 2 feet in diameter and one 1 foot in diameter.
- Draw on each circle to make it look like a beach ball.
- Place the large 3 foot “ball” in the center of the room. Have children pretend they are the balancing bears and see how many can stand on the ball without touching the floor.
- Count the number of children on the ball.
- Continue with the medium and small “balls.”
- Before balancing, encourage older children to estimate how many “bears” can balance on each “ball.”
- Try pictures of circus horses or lions rather than balls. The different shapes might make the balancing more interesting.