Warm-Up: Tell the children to imagine they are a car travelling on the road. Traffic lights give them instructions about how they should move, and when they should stop. Call out a colour and children should follow the instructions of each colour: red = stop, yellow = jog on the spot, green = jog.
Changing Direction: Ask the children to imagine they are cars. Explain how cars move and change direction in different ways, for example, at a junction (moving your head to look in both directions, then moving straight ahead, to the left, or to the side); around a corner (making a sharp turn to the left or right); and at a roundabout (turning in a wide loop). When changing direction, ensure that your child is looking in the direction they want to go. Explore different pathways: straight, curved, zig-zag, diagonal.
Changing gear: Place some obstacles around the garden. As a car, set off, imagining you are in a town. When you come across an obstacle, change direction and move in a different pathway, as suggested above. Also listen to your parent telling you to change gear (speed) from slow to fast.