Basic Locomotor Skills Teacher Resources
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Great Balls of Fire - I Got Locomotor Skills
Teach and review elementary locomotor skills. Use "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis to get youngsters up and grooving to the beat! The dance steps are described in rich detail and you will have the class jumping, skipping, leaping, and hopping around in no time at all.
K - 5th Physical Education 11 Views 17 Downloads
Celebrating Halloween With the Purple People Eaters
Get youngsters moving by teaching them some basic dance moves. This dance can be done in a circle, a line, or scattered around the gym. There are four movement combinations that are taught to the song "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley. Steps are written out and of course you can adapt any of this to meet the needs of your class.
K - 4th Physical Education 7 Views 13 Downloads
2nd-3rd Grade Lesson Plan - Dance Dance Revolution!!
"Dance, Dance Revolution™" is a video game that can be brought into the classroom to use as an exercise program. The game focuses on moving the feet forwards, backwards, or sideways to the rhythm of the music. Arrows flash up on the video screen and point in the direction the feet should move.
2nd - 9th Physical Education 32 Views 52 Downloads
Move It Line Dance
The upbeat song "I Like to Move It" from the movie Madagascar is just the ticket! Get your younsters up and moving. The basic steps in this dance are the grapevine, side step, squat, back step, jumps, jumping jacks, and marching in place. There is a video included; watch the video to learn the moves yourself, and then teach them to your younsters.
K - 5th Physical Education 41 Views 62 Downloads
Triple Step Stomp
Here's a 32-count line dance to the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna. This dance introduces the triple-step. It's a quick right-left-right or a quick left-right-left step. It's not complicated. The really nice thing about this lesson is that there is a video that teaches this line dance sequence.
3rd - 10th Physical Education 5 Views 11 Downloads
To Travel or Not to Travel: Locomotor andNonLocomotor Movement
Students develop dances. In this movement lesson, students play action and stillness games and learn motif writing symbols that communicate dance moves. Students use locomotor and non-locomotor movement to create their own movement phrases.
K Health 10 Views 43 Downloads
Day One Dance Workshop
Fifth graders complete a unit of lessons on the definition of dance. They view videos of various dances, compare/contrast the dances viewed, categorize a list of words about dance on a handout, write journal responses, and perform dance movements.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 35 Downloads
Poems That Dance
Combine the elements of dance with the actions in a poem. Learners review basic grammar, write an action-packed cinquain poem, and then choreograph a dance based on their cinquains. After the dances are done, they'll discuss the elements of writing, dance, and mood.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 21 Downloads
Who doesn't like playing with a parachute? Get out the CD player, find "Behind the Clouds" by Brad Paisley, and get those youngsters moving. The movements in this dance are very basic: slide steps, walking, shaking, swaying, and skipping. Doing these simple moves with music and a parachute are definitely an equation for fun!
K - 5th Physical Education 7 Views 12 Downloads
Pathways to the Future
Students demonstrate and define basic modern dance vocabulary. Identify and explore a range of stimuli to create a dance movement. Recognize and explain how the creative process in dance is influenced by personal movement styles.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Moccasins Are Made for Dancing
Students explore two Native American legends. In this cultural traditions lesson plan, students read "The Legend of Blue Bonnet," and "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush." Students then study basic Native American dance movements prior to creating dances for the legends.
8th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Teaching Locomotor Skills and Directions With a Circle Line Dance
Teach this circle line dance to focus on locomotor skills and directions. Which way is clockwise and which way is counter clockwise? The steps in this dance are very basic: grapevine, sliding, hopping, jumping. Put these steps together with directions: left, right, toward the center, backwards, clockwise, and counter clockwise.
K - 5th Physical Education 9 Views 15 Downloads
Analyzing Two Dances and Making a Dance Map: The Nutcracker
Learners discuss dance elements and create a dance map. They choose a dance theme and incorporate movement into their dance maps and choreography. They also experiment with different types of music.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 104 Downloads
Students move through a variety of locomotor skills at different paces to see how they affect their heart rate. In this health, human body, and physical activity lesson plan, students measure their heart rate and discuss health. A particularly strong, cross-curricular lesson plan.
2nd - 6th Health 17 Views 106 Downloads
Memory Easter Egg Hunt
Students practice locomotor skills, space awareness and cooperation. They are encouraged to cheer on their teammates, showing social responsibility. Students are assign an Easter basket that a specific color egg to retrieve. They return to their basket after looking under one cone, even if there is not an egg to collect.
K - 2nd Physical Education 3 Views 16 Downloads
Arts Impact and Math
Third graders incorporate math into dancing. In this algebra lesson, 3rd graders identify different shapes and patterns using dance movements. They relate the different creations to polygons as they incorporate the use of stretchy bands to make the shapes.
3rd Math 15 Views 21 Downloads