Do People Realize…

22 Sep

Floor is Lava[1]

…that preschoolers thought of this game first?

When we have our large motor play equipment out in our big room, such as our climber, balance beam or  bouncy bridge, the floor beneath the equipment becomes lava. 

Every year I watch preschoolers play this game, and  every year I am quite amused by their imagination. 

Where do they learn these things?  Did someone teach them this game?  Did they hear it and see it on a playground?  Did they figure it out for themselves?  The questions remain unanswered.

It just takes one child to mention it, and several will follow that child’s lead.

The lava is already flowing in our classroom. 

I better watch my feet.

Mrs. V


8 Responses to “Do People Realize…”

  1. michaelm September 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    And so it begins, eh?
    Good luck, kiddo.
    Think’ bout cha . . .
    Thanks so much for the visit today.
    I’ve been out straight.

  2. Julie September 22, 2009 at 8:19 pm #

    Seems like I remember playing that game when I was a kid too. *lol*

  3. RC September 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

    So far, no lava in my house. He still likes to leap from object to object, but no lava.

  4. jodes22 September 23, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    There is lava EVERYWHERE, according to my Little Miss. I guess it transcends borders!

    (Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff? It makes it all worthwhile, though, doesn’t it?)

  5. Just a Mom September 23, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    My youngest daughter used to pretend it was a moat filled with gators.

  6. Jen September 23, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    My boys totally do this. All.The.Time. Cracks me up, I have no idea where the picked it up, but I also remember doing it as a kid. LOL!

  7. Mr Geek September 24, 2009 at 7:58 am #

    Same in my house, we also have to avoid all cracks!

  8. Barbra Stephens October 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm #

    I remember that game-HOT LAVA. Well, we used to find a puddle outside and jump over it-it was the hot lava…it was usually all us bad kid waiting for our parents to get out of parent/teacher conferencing…hence, before after schoolcare.

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