These are a few of the activities will get kids moving while practicing physical and spacial skills!
We make it safe for your little ones to have their first encounter with a rock wall. Our wall has toe & footholds that challenge your youngsters' problem-solving abilities. Kids start on the right-hand side as the move across to the left to finish.
What's Happening Here?
Children expend energy while practicing their gross motor skills, learn & practice balance & hand-eye coordination, work on spatial thinking & problem-solving skills.
Have they ever climbed on rocks or on a rock wall before? Do they see a pattern in how they are solving or moving across the wall?
The Rope Maze is a giant puzzle. This body-on Rope Maze consists of several ropes of different colors criss-crossed together to make a spatial puzzle. Children remove their shoes and take a colored rope. Fasten the rope to the same color in the maze and follow it by finding a way through the jumble to the end, climbing over and under the other ropes.
What's Happening Here?
Children will expend energy -- YEA! -- and practice problem solving skills, learn & practice balance & hand-eye coordination, and spatial thinking skills.
Have they ever encountered or played in a maze before? Have they solved a puzzle like this on paper? Is it easier to go one direction or another, left or right, front to back, etc? Do they see a pattern in how they are solving or moving in the maze?
Pull Yourself Up Pulleys
How do pulleys work? Is one pulley as effective as two? Can you lift your own weight? Children will experiment with a single and two pulley systems as them lift themselves up using their own strength.
How do pulleys work? Is one chair pulley easier than the other? Looking up at the ropes going through the pulleys, what differences do you see?
Attention to light, sound and patterns are part of this exhibit. Four different icons represent popular gallery exhibits are placed on white acrylic pads. These pads will light up at the perimeter with a pattern and distinct sound. Children must follow the light/sound patterns with a tap to the icon to be successful. The patterns continue until a mistake is made – rendering a low tone.
Simon says how many patterns can you follow without making a mistake?