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Students compare and their performance of a series of tasks using their thumb and fingers to their performance of the same tasks without the use of their thumb. The class discussion that follows the activity defines and discusses the role of fine and gross motor skills and speculates on the role of the opposable thumb in primate evolution.
Students compare their performance of a series of tasks using their thumb and fingers to their performance of the same tasks without the use of their thumb. They discuss the role of fine and gross motor skills and speculate on the role of the opposable thumb in primate evolution.
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. A great workout for coordination and gross motor movement. Playing this game will also develop cardio-vascular endurance in a way that is just plain fun!
Students are introduced to the letter "S" and explore the concept of sports. In this letter "S" is for sports lesson, students develop their fine motor skills by rolling play dough into balls and their gross motor skills by playing T-Ball. The lesson concludes with a sports ball collage project.