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Students take a reading with a compass and use the compass to reach multiple checkpoints in a scavenger hunt activity.
Students are given the opportunity to play a tag game while studing geographical sites in the U.S.A. (relative to the Mississippi River or to other geographic features you may choose).
Learners are introduced to the five health related concepts, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition and flexibility through a game of musical hoops which incorporates math operations.
Young scholars travel in the playing area (skip, gallop, walk, slide, etc.). If a student is tagged by a red (sun) ball, the tagged student must stop and fall slowly like a melting snowman. They stays melted until he/she is tagged by a green ball.
Students practice shooting a ball from a variety of places around a basketball goal.
Students practice volleyball skills and communication while in a small game-like situation.
Students learn the correct names of various bones in the human body by using locomotor skills. They, in groups, move to the "pile of bones" to get the specified piece of the skeleton and the label required and return to the group.
Students identify each of the different sobriety tests and how they are used to detect the amount of alcohol consumed by a person and the physical affects of drinking alcohol.
Students practice dealing with different water emergencies such as: "survival floating," and using a life preserver to pull others to safety.
Students explore scoring and positioning of players on a tennis court during a game of tennis. after learning the basics behind the game, students will stand on a court and throw a ball back and forth to practice their positioning. This game is very successful for beginners or less able tennis players, who can still participate fully and learn well.
Middle schoolers move around the gym to music, and when the music stops, they sit on a balloon. Inside each balloon are directions for another physical activity students should do.
Students begin moving around the general space using the locomotor movement which you call out, while avoiding stepping inside the hoops. When the music stops they need to find a hoop to stand in, a la "musical chairs"
Pre-schoolers gain a better understanding of personal space by playing this modified version of musical chairs. Played like musical chairs, students circle around a ring of hula hoops as music plays. When the music stops everyone needs to find a hoop to stand in. For the first round, everyone gets a hoop and the class has a discussion about personal space. Then as hoops are removed, students must squeeze together in hoops. Try to keep playing until only a few hoops are left!
Students play a form of the game "I Spy" with their teacher in their physical education class. They respond with a locomotor skill to a teacher command.
Students reinforce striking with a short-handled implement using an overhand, underhand, or sidearm motion.