|Target:||various (being silly)|| fun
|Age:||toddlers and young children|
|Duration:||up to 5 minutes|
|Energy Level:||high - usually energises a group|
|Type:||make believe activity|
|Equipment:||big soft dice, whiteboard, timer|
Write up 6 'times' on the board and number them. For example:
- sleeping time
- sneezing time
- jumping time
- hopping time
- dancing time
- tickling time
Number 6 is always tickling time (hence the name). Set the timer as desired and start.
Someone rolls the dice and everyone does the activity indicated. After a little of that roll the dice again. Play until the buzzer goes or everyone is tired.
Note: teachers who are very strict about phonics and what written English children in their classes are exposed to it may like to prepare flashcards of the activites rather than writing them up on the board. The advantage of writing them is that it's possible to get children to come up with suggestions on the spot.