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fun gross motor activity
Old 02-25-2008, 09:52 AM
 

We play "Leader Says" in the gym or class to experience flip, turn ,slide.
I like to use rotate (instead of turn) as that seems to be the word they will eventually need to know in intermediate school.

Like Simon Says the students stand, face me (or a chosen leader) and move their bodies to the direction given. For instance, if the leader says slide they slide left or right (we also play this game to reinforce directions on a compass), or they slide east or west or north or south depending on the direction they begin.

We flip by turning around and we rotate east or west , north or south.

They love getting down to the last few kids!

It's fun to also introduce degrees of rotation...90degree turn east, 180 degree etc... One student made the discovery that 360 degree rotations equals two flips in a row! Great thinking!
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