Gross Motor Skills Teacher Resources
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4th Grade Lesson Plan - Games & Activities
Pirate Knockdown is a basic game consisting of rolling a ball at a target. The game situation makes it fun to practice gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and teamwork. This game is easy to set up, easy to monitor, and easy to clean up.
4th - 6th Physical Education 14 Views 29 Downloads
Doin' The Grouch
Celina the dance teacher knows the dance, "Doin' The Grouch." Oscar tells the Grouchketeers and the kids at home to get up and learn the dance. Dances like this help build gross motor skills, listening skills, and self-esteem.
2 mins Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 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
Looking for a good gross motor skills lesson? Here's one that is sure to delight your little ones. They get to go bowling! You use milk cartons that have the numbers 1 - 10 on them. Kids set up the "pins" in a triangle shape, and use a ball to knock them over.
Pre-K - 1st Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Creative Movement: Freeze
Students explore ways to move creatively and demonstrate various gross motor skills. They observe a teacher-demonstration of various movements, move in different ways and stop when the teacher says freeze, and discuss the ways they liked moving.
K Physical Education 12 Views 50 Downloads
Raid the Food Pantry
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. For this nutrition and physical education lesson, students participate in a game in which teams try to grab a play food object designated by the teacher and return it to its proper category on an enlarged food pyramid.
1st - 2nd Health 5 Views 13 Downloads
Using Bean Bags
Here is useful lesson plan which demonstrates how bean bags can be used to develop manipulative skills. Young learners gain awareness of their bodies by taking part in this exercise. They also respond to a whistle, and focus on following instructions when given.
Pre-K - K Physical Education 5 Views 7 Downloads
Jumping for Beginners
What are some of the many different ways a can person jump? People can jump from a standing position, they can jump from a running start, they can hop, skip, and leap. Take a look at the teaching cues and activities that explain to your young learners the different ways to jump.
2nd - 6th Physical Education 10 Views 10 Downloads
Show you young players how to get their momentum going to be able to throw a ball for distance. Think about delivery and angle of release of the ball. Build upon the two previous throwing lessons and teach your young players a little more about throwing a ball.
2nd - 6th Physical Education 3 Views 9 Downloads
Boxes & Blocks: Tunnel Vision
Students paint, create, and crawl through their own tunnel. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students will develop gross motor skills and engage in activities that promote physical exercise as they create and explore tunnels made of boxes.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads
Students are introduced to books about farms and make connections to farm life. In this farm lesson, students make three corrals using small toy fence pieces then separate the animals into like animal groups. This lesson contains suggestions for activities encompassing pre-math, art, and language skills.
Pre-K Language Arts 8 Views 24 Downloads
Learners explore the theme of grandparents and participate in a variety of activities regarding this theme. In this grandparents instructional activity, students listen to the story Hooray for Grandparents' Day and play 'old fashioned' games, such as marbles, jacks, and pick up sticks.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Students are introduced to the letter 'T' and use a turtle theme to reinforce the use of the letter 'T.' In this letter 'T' lesson, students listen to the story The Turtle and the Moon, observe real life water turtles in the classroom, and take turns picking the turtles from the water.
Pre-K Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students practice lifting parachutes up and down while bouncing a ball on top of them. In this gross motor skills lesson, students predict how many times they will be able to make their ball bounce before falling, compare what happens when using multiple balls, and work in pairs with towels to bounce their balls from one pair's towel to another.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 1 Download
The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to calculate the Reynolds number for other organisms to determine whether inertial or viscous force is dominant, or assign a laboratory investigation on viscosity of fluids.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable