Bicycle – seemingly only two wheels, frame, pedals, saddle, steering wheel and we can go. Until we have a breakdown or the terrain turns out to be particularly demanding, we do not really think about the details of the construction of the bike or the models that are available on the market. Have you ever ridden a tandem bike? Or do you know where it is better to go with a road bike with thin wheels, and where a fat bike with fat tires will be useful? Differences in the construction of individual bicycles increase the comfort of their use in the conditions for which they are intended. Narrow tires reduce friction on the asphalt and allow road cyclists to achieve high speeds. However, these vehicles would not be suitable for a trip along sandy paths through a pine forest.
In the game you will try to find the person who drew the same bike. Go in search of your pair with a song on your lips.
Objective: To introduce children to different types of bicycles
Time: 15 minutes
- pictures of bicycles – attachment 1.1
- background music – attachment 1.2 (optional)
- music playback device (optional)
We print and cut pictures of various bicycles from Annex 1.1. If possible, laminate them to make them last longer.
Give each child one picture.
The children start dancing and sing a song:
Two wanted to go, wanted, wanted,
but they failed, fari, fari, fara, fara.
They argued with each other, with each other, with each other.
I don’t want to go with you, fari, fari, fara.
So I’ll look for another, another
to ride neater, fari, fari, fara.
In the dance, children are looking for a pair. They approach the selected person, show each other pictures. If they come across a person with the same bike in the picture, they stand together on the side of the room.
The song is repeated until everyone finds their match.
At the end of the game, you can have a short talk about different models of bicycles and their safety.
The post was created as part of a project co-financed by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt in cooperation with Naturschutzzentrum Oberlausitzer Bergland.