Category Archives: 1-2nd Grade

“Frozen” tag

Does anyone else have young classes that are obsessed with the movie Frozen?  My students love it when I put on Frozen music for them to listen to while we are doing our activities.  We have danced with ribbon wands … Continue reading

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Rob the Cookie Jar Scooter Style

Scooter games are one of my kids favorite activities.  This one was fun with soccer balls so I adapted it for a scooter version that my classes just loved. Equipment:  hula hoop for every 4-5 students, lots of bean bags, … Continue reading

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Cat and Mouse Parachute Game

Parachute activities are a favorite with all my students.  They always cheer when I bring out the parachute!  This is our very favorite game: Cat and Mouse Class sits in a circle with the parachute covering their legs. One child … Continue reading

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Animal movement warm-up idea

Last week in class, I taught my animal movement lesson plan (see here).  Today I wanted to do something new with my warm-ups so I tried this: Set up 6 cones spaced apart in the gym Label each cone with … Continue reading

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Scarf Juggling

My first and second graders really loved playing with scarves this week.  They are a colorful and fun manipulative to try.  I first passed them out and we played “freeze dance” while holding the scarf.  They loved dancing around with … Continue reading

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Double Tag

My classes love to play tag games and this one adds a little extra fitness: Divide playing area in half using cones to mark dividing line.  Use 2 cones in each area to mark a “door”.  There is a tag … Continue reading

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Shipwreck!

We have been working on throwing and catching in 1st and 2nd grade.  This creative story and game made practicing the skills fun. Set-up: Make a big rectangle using cones or poly spots.  This is the ship. Throw 8-10 hula … Continue reading

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Frisbee Tag

My 3rd and 4th graders have been working on frisbee skills.  We worked on backhand throw and 2-hand clap catch.  We spent the bulk of class practicing with a partner using a regular plastic frisbee.  I ended the lesson by … Continue reading

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New warm-up idea

My warm-up routine has gotten a bit boring so I wanted to spice it up a bit for my younger students.  I placed 10 cones around the gym.  Each cone had 2 cards attached labeled with different warm-up exercises.  Some … Continue reading

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Fast Hands

Here is a fast an activity that little ones love.  It requires almost no equipment and can be done in limited space. Children partner up and sit cross-legged facing each other.  Place a bean bag between them.  I give 3 … Continue reading

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