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Bee [1]

Short description

Use your finger to animate a bee to fly around other children


Motor skillsDexterity




10 minutes



Goal of this exercise is improving

  • spatial orientation

  • hand/eye coordination

  • Self-awareness

    With this exercise, the children train their eye/hand coordination, concentration and reaction. Only those who are one hundred percent committed to the movement of the bee will master the game.


This exercise works just as well individually ("bee" and its "chaser" are the same person) as in pairs (in which case one child plays the bee and the other is swarmed by it.

The index finger represents the bee flying around the child itself or around another. The chaser makes the bee's movements, which means he or she also follows it physically or avoids it. The distance between the bee and the eyes (the tip of his nose!) should remain as constant as possible.

In addition, the activity of the imaginary bee can be accompanied by appropriate humming. In general, there are hardly any limits to the imagination in this game.

With increasing practice, the complexity and precision of the representation is further increased.

Because the whole body has to follow or avoid the bee, the children's general flexibility can also be improved in a playful way. The flexibility of the spine as the central axis of the body receives special attention.

Background information for further reading

Cognition and consciousness

Processes of perception

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