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Name of Activity:
Musical Shapes In Personal Space
Purpose of Activity:To demonstrate an understanding of moving safely in general space and cooperatively working together.
Moving Safe in General Space
1. Keep your eyes up.
2. Slow down or speed up to avoid “crashing”
1. Students should have practiced and be familiar with “cues” for moving safely general space.
2. Students should have practice performing locomotor skills.
Suggested Grade Level:K-2
Materials Needed:CD player and CD of lively music.
Description of Idea
Review moving safely in general space “cues”.
Discuss with students the importance of working together as a group for a common goal.
Ask students to find a good personal space. When the music is turned on, the students begin to perform a locomotor skill throughout general space (best not to choose running):
When the music stops, the teacher calls out a shape:
• Opposite of wide
• Opposite of big
• Opposite of crooked
• Upper case A
• Lower case i
• Number 4
• Number 8
A group of two must get together (use a 10 second count down) and make the shape that the teacher calls out. Emphasize that both students have to be a part of the shape.
After the shapes have been completed, the teacher signals to the students to again find a personal space. When the music is turned on, the students begin to perform a different locomotor skill throughout general space until the music stops. A different group of two get together and make a different shape that the teacher calls out.
Use a checklist of the locomotor skills to indicate who needs help in what area.