Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Children learn the concepts of some simple sports by using and interacting with sporty props.

Equipment required

  • You can use any sporty type props you have for example, golf, tennis, Bats and Balls, Footballs, Soft Frisbees, soft balls, skipping ropes

Training Video

Sport Knowledge of the world general advice from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

sporty props from MAD Academy on Vimeo.


Up to six weeks

How it works

You can use any of the suggested props to help the children learn about any given sport.  For example with soft balls, perhaps you can talk about shot put, and how to throw the ball.  With skipping ropes you can use these for the children to try their own ‘long jump’.

What to do in the class

Choose a prop, discuss a little about the sport before you start and demonstrate how to use the prop.  Put on a little background music and allow the children to interact with the chosen prop.

Adaptations for older/younger children

None required

What to do in a nursery setting

Make sure the prop is suitable for the space you have.