Monday, April 8, 2013
10 More Ways to Add Movement in Your Home School
1. Leaping for Measurement - Kids leap and then measure how the distance of their leap. You could graph the leaps as well.
2. Bowling over Fractions - Play bowling and then shade in bowling pins that fell over with each throw and write the fraction of pins that fell.
3. Moving Adverbs - Play like Simon Says by say, Hop Slowly or Walk Quickly or Stomp Quietly.
4. Numberline Locomotion - Create a number on the floor and call out math problems such as: two minus one or jump up two numbers, gallop to an even number, etc.
5. It's Getting Loud in Here - Move to a drum beat: if temp is fast, move quickly; if temp is slow, move slowly.
6. Act out stories or nursery rhymes.
7. Learn about jump rope games from around the world and try them.
8. Twister with a Twist - Play twister in Spanish and using all different body parts.
9. Active Musical Breaks - If you feel the kids are losing focus or have the wiggles, take a break and do Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes or the Sit Down Stand Up Song by Rick Goldin.
10. Take a Walk outside every day!