Lindsay, A. 2020, Whoa and Go: Yarn Race, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

Pre-K Standards:

Physical Development: 1.PK.1, 2.PK.2, 3.PK.1, 4.PK.1
Social/Economics: Ec10.PK.1
Emotional: 5.PK.1b
Creative Expression: 3.PK.3

Materials:

  1. Piece of yarn 1 Yard long
  2. Piece of yarn 4 yards long

Instructions:

  1. Cut one piece of yarn about 4 yards. Cut another piece 1 yard
  2. Have one kid eat a healthy, GO Snack and the other kid an unhealthy,WOAH Snack.
  3. Have the kid who ate the WOAH Snack take the 1-yard piece of yarn and walk out with it. (have someone hold the other end of the yarn)
  4. Explain that he/she was able to go this far on the energy they got from the unhealthy WOAH Snack.
  5. Have the kid who ate the GO Snack take the 4-yard piece of yarn and walk out with it next to the kid with the 1-yard yarn. (Again, have someone hold the other end of that piece of yarn too.)
  6. Explain that he/she was able to go a lot farther on the energy they got from the healthy GO Snack.

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