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IT Station: Discovery for Fun at the Fair

Have children exploring the concept of spinning.


For this developmental activity you will need:


Spinning tops

Sit and spin toys

Gear toys

Learning Outcomes


Physical, Cognitive


Geometry & Spatial Sense, Observation & Inquiry, Physical Science, Gross & Fine Motor Development


Children will explore the concept of spinning.


Step 1:

Set out the various spinners and invite the children to explore them.

Step 2:

Open up a discussion with the children as they are moving and playing with the items.

Step 3:

Observe and point out how the children are using their bodies in relation to the spinners.  For example, you must use your mouth to blow a pinwheel spinner but you would use your body to turn a sit and spin toy!