Fruit salad


In this game, the children move at a moderate to vigorous-intensity pace between different carpet tiles. Upon a signal, the children shall find a vacant carpet tile.


  1. Spread the carpet tiles around the floor.
  2. Divide the children into various fruits (e.g. grapes, bananas or oranges) and sit on a carpet tile.
  3. Upon a signal, an adult or a child shouts that all the drapes have to go out and run, thereafter the bananas or oranges.
  4. The children run between the carpet tiles and upon a signal, the adult shouts: “Fruit salad!” – then all the children find a vacant carpet tile.


  • If desired, you can remove one, two or more carpet tiles, then there will be more of a race to find a vacant tile. Start the game again, preferably without any child being out of the game.
  • As a variation, you can change the way the children move around (crawling, jumping, hopping).


Carpet tiles or other equipment the children can stand on


0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

Activity type