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Tricycle Activities for Preschoolers
Create an Obstacle Course
- Preschoolers enjoy most activities that involve outside exercise.NA/Photos.com/Getty Images
Set up cones to make an obstacle course that tricycle riders can weave their way through. Include turns, straightaways and circles. You can place fun objects like hula hoop in the middle of the course for them to circle around. Let the preschoolers zip around the course following each other, or have them take turns watching each others' success.
Follow the Leader
- Attach a flag to the leader's bike, for easy following.Noel Hendrickson/Photodisc/Getty Images
Let the children take turns following each other around on the black top. Attach a special ribbon or flag to the leading bike. Kids can pretend they are on horses, in cars, part of a train or perhaps a group of fire trucks going to a fire. During this activity, kids will learn leadership skills and how to cooperate as a team.
Have a Trike-A-Thon
- Riding trikes gives preschoolers a feeling of accomplishment.Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Have an event to raise money, and let the preschool trikers find sponsors to back them. Preschoolers can enjoy the opportunity to be of assistance and participate in the funding. They can be sponsored for how many laps they will make around a designated course of lawn chairs, filled with spectators cheering them on. Alternatively, have the trikers race each other around a course, making laps to raise money.
Go to a Park with the Tricycle
- Have a family day at the park, and bring the tricycle.Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
If you are a walker, incorporate trike time in your exercise routine. Let the child follow you on your regular walks, possibly adding some zig-zags to your regular routine for interest. and turn around. Have the preschooler follow you on your regular course, then give your child a chance to be the leader and follow him. Add a bell to his tricycle, so he can tell you when he is going to pass.