KINDERGARTEN IN MOTION

 

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LITTLE TRICKS

 

 

 

 

 

Wirewalker

Wirewalker

Materials:

glued/painted line

Concept:

The children stand with one foot on the line as long as possible, without the second foot touching the floor.

Variations:

Before: turn around

Additional tasks with the hands (e.g. rotate with arms)

Draw figures in the air with the other leg

Stand on hypothenar

Balance on the line; during that, hold arms up above the head/sideways/on the back

Walk backwards

 

 

 

 

 

Route of balancing

Materials:

Different materials, e. g. convolute carpet, pillow, shoes, packets of tissues, phone book, pasteboards, cut tennis balls.

Concept:

Small groups build a route of balancing out of material they find in the room. They try to pass the route with no touch on the ground. If necessary, they help each other.

Variations:

Without shoes

Eventually walk backwards

Show other groups the idea and exercise with them

 

 

 

 

 

Jumping Jack

Jumping Jack

Materials:

Jumping Jack toy

Concept:

After monitoring the function of a jumping jack, the children try to imitate it. Normally there can be difficulties, because the movements have a high demand on coordination. In case, practise the movements separately (arms, legs) before realise the whole movement.

Variations:

vary speed

One partner pulls the jumping jack, the other moves in the same speed.

Do the jumping jack in small groups in the same speed.