swimming games ideas

by Rebecca
(Australia)

Hello Dale my name is Rebecca,


I’ve tried ring a ring of roses. I have a 5 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. I've always played this game which encourages them to put their heads in the water.

What we do is we all hold hands in a circle and move round and round singing

Ring a ring of roses
a pocket full of poses
a tissue a tissue
we all fall down

When we all fall down we all put our heads in the water and blow bubbles and come back up again. It’s fun to make something like putting your head in the water more like a game rather than just say try putting your head in.

I thought other people can benefit from my little game i play in our local pool. Sometimes other children and parents copy or join in. It's so much fun i get as much fun out of it as they do i think.

best regards Rebecca




Hi Rebecca,

That sounds like so much fun, what a good idea. That is what it is all about, having fun and learning at the same time. All learning should be fun no matter what you do. Thank you for your idea if you have any more contact me again. If anyone else has ideas to add please go ahead....




Thanks again Dale...:)

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