We are nearing the end of our A-Z Play at Home series and today we have the letter U. U is for Under the Umbrella: a simple estimation game to play using just an umbrella! This is the perfect act for when you are stuck indoors because of rain, snow or heat.
First, hang the umbrella up, anywhere in the house. Any number of players and any age can join in the fun -even adults! Choose a place to start around the umbrella. Estimate(without moving) how many steps you will need to take to get right under the umbrella and plan you route. (I suggest the first time you play you should start with a straightforward route, not too far from the umbrella. You can change up the distance and direction when you feel confident.)
Take turns: close your eyes and start moving towards the umbrella: count your steps without peeping! When you are done counting and moving, open your eyes and see where you are. Are you under the Umbrella? Were you right in your estimation of steps and direction? Now you can take a longer route, perhaps with a turn or two and play again- challenge yourself!
A super simple, but fun game to play indoors with an umbrella! PS- this works on executive functioning skills and estimation skills in a fun way!
More fun Letter U activities:
Up and Down Obstacle Course by Bambini Travel
Umbrella Paper Craft by The Gingerbread House