We enjoyed a sunny garden circuit to start off the Easter holidays. This is so easy to set up and can be adapted to use whatever resources you have already. It was a great way to get some exercise, burn off some energy and work on gross motor skills.


  • Trampoline
  • Egg and spoon
  • Swing
  • Ball and ropes
  • Bean bag
  • Tunnel, see-saw and slide
  • Ribbon twirl
  • Rugby ball
  • Skittles


Step 1: Bounce on the trampoline.

Step 2: Walk the width of the garden the egg and spoon.

Step 3: Throw the hoops on the corresponding coloured hook.

Step 4: Dribble the ball between the ropes.

Step 5: Balance the beanbag on your head.

Step 6: On the see-saw.

Step 7: Through the tunnel.

Step 8: Pass the rugby ball.

Step 9: Down the slide.

Step 10: Twirl the ribbon.

Step 11: On the swing.

Step 12: Knock down the skittles.

Extension: Ioan ran laps around the garden trying to be as fast as Dash from Incredibles. Finn invented a game with the slide and skittles. He rolled increasingly larger balls, then slid, down the slide to try and knock over all the pins.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.