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Hop, skip, jump, and roll! Hula hoops have a way of putting fun in motion. Young children interact in a variety of games involving small and large hula hoops. They will develop their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while playing variations of red light/green light, Simon says, and relay races.
Pre-K - 1st Physical Education
Scattered Square Dance
Take a good, square look at this introductory square dancing lesson. Each square dance move has what is termed a "call." Teach some beginning calls to your young dancers. They can be scattered around so that their focus is on learning and performing the call.
K - 5th Physical Education
Jingle Bell Dance With the Crazy Frogs
Skater's Glide, Reindeer Stomps, Skiers, and Snow Shoe Marches are the four types of dance steps in this activity. Find the Crazy Frog version of "Jingle Bells" and teach these dance moves. There is a video included so take a look at it and learn the steps before teaching, or use the video to teach the dance steps to your class.
K - 4th Physical Education
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For high schoolers, follow this activity by having them apply Newton's universal law of gravitation to compute their motions mathematically.
3rd - 8th Science
Patterns in Dance and Math
Students analyze how repeated body movements and shapes can represent and extend patterns. In this pattern analysis instructional activity, students discuss patterns in dance, math, and everyday living. Students demonstrate a dance using a sequence of movements.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Unit on Dance
There are eight separate dances to learn in this dance unit. Here are a few that are on the list: the Macarena, the twist, the Electric Slide, and the Chicken Dance. The class is taught a variety of line dances in this unit, and then they select which dance they would like to perform as their unit test dance.
5th - 10th Physical Education
The Ritual Fire Dance
This instructional activity about "The Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla, provides information on the musician, his music, and the dance. It includes 9 questions about the reading in addition to 5 questions about the instruments important in the music.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Get those youngsters moving! The activities put together to music are every day warm-up exercises. Jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, and toe touches are a few of the movements presented to get children moving. Teach them the movements and then put on the song "Today's Gonna Be a Great Day," the Phineas and Ferb theme song!
K - 3rd Physical Education
Dancing in 3's
This dance makes me want to just get up and start moving right now. This dance is done to the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins. The instructional activity includes not only step-by-dance step instructions but also a video. There is a lot of movement in this quick-paced dance.
4th - 9th Physical Education
Swiss Ball Square Dance
Combine square dancing and a Swiss ball. There are quite a few square dance moves and how to do them while sitting on, or carrying a Swiss ball. Teach these square dance moves to the class. Then have them work together in small groups to create their own square dance moves and sequences using the Swiss ball.
4th - 10th Physical Education
What do science and dance have in common? Simple machines, work, and force! First, children discuss machines, wheels, inclined planes, and wedges. They create inclined planes with their bodies and make up dances about wheels and wedges. They use interpretive dance to describe the motion of machines such as, tilt, lean, spin, and turn.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Students share dance moves that reflect their personalities or depict how they are feeling, explore popularity of recreational and competitive social dancing by reading and discussing the article "Follow the Flying Feet," present examples of social dancing, research dance forms performed in class, and reflect on which dance styles they like best.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Do the Honeybee Dance!
Students use dances to learn about honeybees and how they communicate. In this honeybee lesson plan, students discuss how bees communicate. Students study diagrams of dances and practice them. Students locate special treats in bags to study honeybee communication.
K - 3rd Science
This Land is Your Land Shaker Routine
Shake it up! Give each dancer two hand-held shakers of any kind. If your class doesn't have any shakers, do a project and make your own. Small containers with lids, some rice or dried beans, and glue or tape to seal the lids shut. Teach the class the steps to this dance and then play the song "This Land is Your Land," and shake away!
1st - 3rd Physical Education