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Follow The Leader - Soca Style
Here's a great warm-up activity to get your dancers up and moving. There are some very basic moves like hopping, sliding, marching, and bouncing in place. Add some hand and arm movements. Some days you could have slower music and some days you could kick it up a notch and crank up the beat.
Space Jam Dance
Do the "Space Jam" dance! A dance that is made up of basketball skills movements, such as: dribbling, defending with hands up, pivoting, shooting, and slam dunks. The dance step descriptions are very well written out with cues for teaching. After teaching and practicing the moves, put the music on and jam away!
Add-On Line Dancing
This dance activity is exactly what the title says it is: add-on line dancing! Each dancer creates an 8-count piece of a line dance. They can pull from anything they have learned so far. After individuals have choreographed their 8-count, they teach it to another dancer. Then the class puts all the pieces together to make an entire add-on line dance.
This line dance incorporates the grapevine, step-claps, the Twist, and the Lindy step. It's a great way to introduce the Lindy step in a line dance before teaching them to dance the Lindy with a partner. The directions are well written and explain the dance step-by-step. Suggested songs for this dance are "Lollipop" or "Rock Around the Clock".
Hey Macarena! Just a few moves to learn. It's only a 16-count dance that keeps repeating. Hands in front, palms down, then palms up, hands to upper arms, hands to arms, hands to hips, hands to cheeks, and wiggle. Yes! That's all there is to it. People of all ages love to do the Macarena!
Hats off to Barry for a great idea. He teaches Adapted PE to elementary school children, and when he is absent they often don't get to have PE. So he came up with this great plan to videotape short lessons that his pupils could follow, and all the regular teacher has to do is push the play button on the VCR. The sky is the limit, so take this idea and adapt it to meet your needs.
Students reinforce their ability to identify bones of the body in a game setting using a Volleyball net, clothes pins, x-rays or pictures of human bones and joints.
Who Let the Dogs Out Tag/Dance
Learners get a stuffed animal (chicken, dog or rabbit). When the "Bunny Hop" music is playing, all students perform the dance. When "Who Let the Dogs Out" plays, the "dogs" chase (via walking) the chickens and rabbits. If tag
Have your class research a country related to the Olympics. They participate in physical education activities included in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test and write about their country. This is a very interactive plan.
Students review previously taught movements of kicking, striking, throwing and catching while involving a Halloween theme. They go to workstations with names such as "Floating Ghosts," "Shadow Shapes," "Spider Web," &quo
Create A Line Dance
Middle schoolers create their own line dance, which must have a minimum of 4 parts, each part goes to a count of 4. They may select parts from the Create a Line Dance cards to use for their dance, or they may create their own parts.
Survivor Island Field Day
Students are given the opportunity to use the teamwork and leadership skills they learned in our cooperative learning unit in a real situation. They participate in relays, races, and rope challenges to showcase their ability to work with other student
Fourth of July Fitness Fun
Students increase the heart rate and improve fitness by moving for an extended length of time. They go to three work stations: 1) Jump into July, 2) Firecrackers, and 3) Flag building.
Be the Pizza
Second graders pretend to be pizza dough being made into a pizza pie. They listen to step by step instructions for the process of making the pizza and respond by moving their bodies as if they were the dough. Step by Step instructions included.
Black History Stations
Students rotate between 6 activity stations and discover important facts about famous African Americans. Students find their heart rate, dribble, throw baseballs, jump hurdles and complete a long jump activity while becoming familiar with Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson, Willie Thrower, George Poage and Dehart Hubbard.
Raid the Food Pantry
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. In this nutrition and physical education instructional activity, 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.
Dr. Seuss Comes to the Gym
Students demonstrate different motor activities to honor Dr. Seuss's birthday. In this literacy-based physical education lesson, students perform group activities such as tumbling, jumping rope, throwing frisbees, and hopping. Each learning station is based on a book by Dr. Seuss.
Different Than Me
Students view a video and role play with props the difficulties of having a disability. In this disabilities lesson, students are fitted with devices used by disabled people to understand the problems and frustration they face daily. Students complete a graphic organizer comparing two disabilities and a worksheet on a visit to a care center.
Adapted Physical Education Lesson Plan Ideas: Softball Skills
Interested in Special Olympics? Looking for an adapted PE lesson for throwing and batting? Here's a lesson based on the rules from Special Olympics for throwing and batting a softball. The rules are included in the lesson plan and they help to define the set-up of the skill drills. So if you need to adapt a PE lesson this one might be useful.
Meet Your Neighbor: Action Verbs
Get your kids moving on the first day of school! This action verb activity doesn't have to be used as an ice breaker, but it sure will work as one. Simply place pairs of cards face-side down on the carpet, each with an action verb written on its front. There need to be exactly the same amount of cards as kids, so you can play too if needed! Learners take a card and begin acting it out. Then, they find their partner by locating the person doing the same action verb. What a fun activity!