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Name of Activity:

Super Mario Poses

Purpose of Activity:

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


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

Suggested Grade Level:


Materials Needed:

Super Mario Poses 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.

Super Mario characters will come up on the screen/wall. Students will then mirror what the character is doing. When the new character 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.


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

Pause the character 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.

Assessment Ideas:

Checklist for each character 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:

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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: 4/25/2016.

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