Gross Motor Skills Teacher Resources
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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.
The Chicken Dance
Third graders memorize the steps to the "Chicken Dance" while discovering the uses of an accordion. The teacher explains the role of folk music in history, and the students perform the chicken dance paying special attention to rhythm.
For this painting worksheet, students remove their shoes and put their feet in a tray of paint. Students paint an abstract painting with their feet. This worksheet is geared to the adults who will be guiding students.
Shoot and Score
Pupils practice accurately kicking a ball. In this gross motor skills lesson, students practice kicking a ball through the legs of a classmate, who is the "goal".
Under the Big Top!
Students focus on improving their listening skills through this circus themed unit. They listen to gain information, to gain understanding, and to visualize descriptive reading. They listen to poetry that tells them actions to perform.
Under the Big Top!
Students model good listening behaviors. Students identify different ways to communicate. Once a week throughout the year, students complete fun activities in small groups. Students are assessed at the end of the year while demonstrating good listening skills.
Students read books, learn about the letter r, and eat vegetables all to learn about Peter Rabbit. In this Peter Rabbit lesson plan, students also use triangles to make rabbit ears.
Students read books, learn about the letter i, and eat ice cream all to learn about ice cream. In this ice cream lesson plan, students also scoop play dough to simulate scooping ice cream.
Students are introduced to the concept of gardening while making associations with the color green, the number 5, and the oval shape. In this gardening lesson, students listen to the story Planting a Rainbow, then plant seeds into the soil. Students pretend they are a plant and hold their face up to the sun and put their hands over their head with fingers spread out to become a flower.
Students read books, learn about the letter i, and eat raisins that represent ants all to learn about insects. In this insects lesson plan, students also observe an ant farm and play follow the leader.
Preschool Lesson Plan: Beach
Students explore world geography by participating in role-playing activities. In this beach lesson, students discuss the locations of some of the most popular beaches around the world. Students utilize beach balls, sand and shells to participate in a beach role-playing simulation.
Preschool Lesson Plan: Rainbows
Students explore visual arts by participating in a color identification activity. For this rainbows lesson, students discuss the different colors that make up the color spectrum and why we see rainbows in nature. Students read the book Planting a Rainbow and paint their own using water based paints.
Pupils read books, learn about the letter k, and eat diamond shaped sandwiches all to learn about kites. In this kites lesson plan, students also fly kites around.
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.
Preschool Lesson Plan: Humpty Dumpty
Students explore language arts by creating food dishes in class. In this nursery rhymes lesson, students read the classic story "Humpty Dumpty" and discuss the character and setting. Students utilize real eggs to create deviled eggs, egg salad and hard-boiled eggs to eat.
Students explore forms of transportation. In this transportation lesson, students participate in several activities such as as creating stop light cookies, reading transportation themed books and playing the game Red Light, Green Light.
Students read books, learn about the letter f, and eat family snacks such as popcorn all to learn about families. In this families lesson plan, students also put puzzles together and play with a parachute.
Students read books, play with plastic toys, and find items in magazines representing birds. In this birds lesson plan, students also flap their arms like birds.
All About Me
Students listen to the story I Like Me and explore various activities related to the theme 'me.' In this all about me instructional activity, students practice printing their first name on pieces of paper, play the game "head, shoulders, knees, and toes, and construct a self portrait of themselves by gluing shapes and items on a large piece of construction paper.
Students investigate the human body. In this human biology lesson, students participate in several activities, such as discussing good eating habits, practice writing the letter "b" for the word "body" and painting self-portraits. Students are also encouraged to learn the name of their body parts by playing the game "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."