Review of Skills as Sports

This Review of Skills as Sports unit also includes:

Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children learn how to play games like kickball, handball, softball, tennis, hockey, and more.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Work through these lessons as a unit, or choose to implement specific activities that address the needs of your students
  • At the end of the unit, consider having a mock Olympics competition where children work in teams demonstrating the skills they've learned
Classroom Considerations

  • Though designed for children with intellectual disabilities, these activities can be used to develop physical abilities of any young children
  • A variety of different PE equipment is required for these activities, so plan accordingly
Pros

  • Illustrations and step-by-step instructions are provided for teaching the different sports skills
  • Lessons build on one another, progressively developing children's locomotor and gross motor skills
Cons

  • None