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Name of Activity:

Enter The Villains

Purpose of Activity:

To help children learn more about mirroring and matching (and some balancing) while mimicking the actions of villains in a video.


Make sure you have taught kids about mirroring and matching in previous lessons.

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Enter The Villains video (see below), projector, and iPad.

Description of Idea

This is a great idea for a lead-up if teaching a dance as it shows students what it's like to mirror someone. It is also based on the following Superhero Poses video recently posted on PE Central.

Villains will come up on the screen/wall. Students will then mirror what the villain is doing. When the new villain comes up, students will quickly change position. Or you can pause the video so they can go through this slowly and you can check their positions.

Assessment Ideas:

Checklist for each villain to see if students correctly made the pose. Just list the pose and then the child's name if they did it.

Adaptations for Students with Disabilities:

You don't have to use the entire video. Could just use half of it.

Pause the villain on the screen so you can see how the kids are doing and it gives them time to think about it.

Can skip some of the poses if you think they are too hard for your kids.


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Submitted by Drew Burris who teaches at La Monte R-IV in La Monte, MO. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 4/10/2016.

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