- Engages physical activity
- Encourages perception skills
- Practices imagination
- Partakes in cognitive thinking
The imaginative game of The Floor is Lava engages children in jumping from location to location to avoid pretend lava. This immerses children in physical activity while using their perception skills with cognitive thinking and the use of imagination. These attributes make up a fun and educational experience for all in a creative and dynamic way.
While playing The Floor is Lava, physical activity is the first thing that children use while playing. Having different tiles on the floor to jump on to avoid getting burnt ends up being a subtle workout by having to leap from place to place while maintaining balance throughout the match. While doing this, the use of perception skills are used to identify the tiles colors when a player spins the spinner to designate a new color, identifying each color that has to be leaped to can be challenging and fun, further developing how they quickly perceive and process a plan to go from position to position.
Using imagination can encourage an even more immersive time of play, using the mind to come up with fun scenarios that can develop decision making, critical thinking and confidence. Thinking cognitively while playing with imagination can lead to growth in creative ideas later in children’s education, building healthier social skills while staying charismatic with peers.