Gymnastics Teacher Resources
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Gymnastics: A Lot More Than Just Flips!
Introduce your young learners to some basic gymnastics in a four or five-day unit. Movement and balance are at the core of gymnastic activities. Start out by taking them through how to move like animals. Then follow this up with balance poses.
K - 3rd Physical Education 11 Views 25 Downloads
Gymnastics Unit Culmination Field Trip
Students participate in various gymnastics and tumbling activities and take a field trip to a gymnastics gym where they work with trained gymnastics coaches. This gives the student the opportunity to explore and experience gymnastic equipment they may not have at school.
K - 3rd Health 3 Views 7 Downloads
One Armed High Kick or Alaskan High Kick
Students begin with a regular gymnastic warm up involving stretches and exercise before attempting the One Armed High Kick. Students are assessed by their peers and are declared successful if they can match each kick or exceed the previous kick.
7th - 9th Physical Education 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Young Gymnast
Second graders compare and contrast gymnastics in 1859, 1900 and today. Students contrast differences in gymnastics for boys and girls today. Students pretend that they are interviewing a famous gymnast and write up their interview. Students write a poem about Gymnastics using Cinquain format.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
So....You Want to be Gymnast
In this vocabulary and reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 page selection about gymnastics, match 8 words to the correct pictures of gym-related terms, respond to 3 short answer questions and complete a crossword puzzle.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 48 Downloads
Students investigate the importance of having a healthy body by performing gymnastics. In this physical education activity, students utilize their flexibility and body strength to perform intense physical gymnastic maneuvers with the help of their instructor.
2nd - 3rd Health 6 Views 46 Downloads
Internet Research in Physical Education
Students take an active role for their own exploration. They are given the tools that enable them to find information about a specific topic on their own. Students choose from the different units that they have studied at the time: football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, bowling, basketball, hockey, tennis, lacrosse, etc.
4th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
Jumping and Landing
Second graders observe and demonstrate how to five basic gymnastic jumps, the proper technique of jumping for height and distance, and a jump-land-roll sequence. Using hula hoops they demonstrate the different jumping techniques and sequences.
2nd Physical Education 3 Views 8 Downloads
History of Women in Sports
Students examine online or hard copy timelines of athletics, discuss what they like and dislike about time tables they have reviewed, research in small groups history of basketball, baseball, gymnastics, or track and field, and create two-part timelines, depicting both men and women involved in sport.
6th - 8th Physical Education 4 Views 21 Downloads
Rolls Used in Gymnastics
Students observe and demonstrate the beginning and end positions for a variety of rolls used in gymnastics. Each students performs the proper techniques for a log roll, egg roll, forward roll, a front kneeling roll, and a set induction.
K - 2nd Physical Education 3 Views 17 Downloads