Category Archives: Kindergarten

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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Beginning Toss and Catch Lesson

I taught some beginning tossing and catching skills to my kindergarten classes this week.  The sequence went smooth and the students had a great time.  I began by placing poly spots around the floor and had them all sit on … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I tried a new lesson last week with my 1st and 2nd graders.  I drew up  balancing tricks on cards to have them work on body control.   Easy stick figures that show arm and leg positioning will work fine. … Continue reading

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Animal movement

This week I tried a fun new activity with 1st and 2nd grades. I placed poly-spots all around the gym floor. Each child stood on a spot. I then held up a card with an animal movement. When the music … Continue reading

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Scooter tip

I learned the greatest scooter tip at a collaboration meeting this week. I have always had trouble with the smaller children smashing their fingers when the scooter tips and they are holding on to the handles. Ouch! Another teacher suggested … Continue reading

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Scooters

I have been using scooters this week with my lower grades (K-4). The kids love the scooters! It was especially fun introducing them to kindergarten for the first time. I begin the lesson by demonstrating sitting on the scooter and … Continue reading

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Hula Hoops

I pulled out the hula hoops today with 1st and 2nd graders. They are a fun and active prop with a lot of possibilities. Here is the sequence we followed: 1. Explore: Give them all a hoop and let them … Continue reading

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bean bags

Here is a progressive lesson plan idea I did with my 1st and 2nd graders this week. 10 minutes: fitness 5 minutes: Give them each a bean bag and have them practice tossing and catching (to themselves). I stressed that … Continue reading

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JUMPING!

It is time to introduce jump ropes to my little people (Kindergarten, first, second).  After 10 minutes of fitness, 25 minutes of jump rope was a little long so today I tried this: We started on one side of the … Continue reading

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