Gross Motor Skills Teacher Resources

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Doin' The Grouch

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Celina the dance teacher knows the dance, "Doin' The Grouch." Oscar tells the Grouchketeers and the kids at home to get up and learn the dance. Dances like this help build gross motor skills, listening skills, and self-esteem.
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Creative Movement: Freeze

For Teachers K
Students explore ways to move creatively and demonstrate various gross motor skills. They observe a teacher-demonstration of various movements, move in different ways and stop when the teacher says freeze, and discuss the ways they liked...
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Parachute Toss

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students practice lifting parachutes up and down while bouncing a ball on top of them. In this gross motor skills lesson, students predict how many times they will be able to make their ball bounce before falling, compare what happens...
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The instructional activity closes with a progress monitoring system designed to...
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Bowling

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Looking for a good gross motor skills lesson? Here's one that is sure to delight your little ones. They get to go bowling! You use milk cartons that have the numbers 1 - 10 on them. Kids set up the "pins" in a triangle shape, and use a...
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Using Bean Bags

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Here is useful lesson plan which demonstrates how bean bags can be used to develop manipulative skills. Young learners gain awareness of their bodies by taking part in this exercise. They also respond to a whistle, and focus on following...
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Jumping for Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What are some of the many different ways a can person jump? People can jump from a standing position, they can jump from a running start, they can hop, skip, and leap. Take a look at the teaching cues and activities that explain to your...
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Throwing- Advanced

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Show you young players how to get their momentum going to be able to throw a ball for distance. Think about delivery and angle of release of the ball. Build upon the two previous throwing lessons and teach your young players a little...
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Exercise Tag ( a non elimination tag game)

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, on signal, get up and do a designated locomotor movement. Students with foam balls try to tag other students with the ball. When tagged, students go to a designated area and do a specified exercise. When finished they come back...
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Sponge Bob Day!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore and practice a variety of motor skills. In this physical education movement instructional activity, students rotate between 6 stations. Each station provides a Sponge Bob related activity which requires the children to...
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Review of Skills as Sports

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes put together the athletic skills they need to play different sports in the eighth week of this physical education unit. First they work on basic skills like running, jumping, kicking, throwing, and catching. Next, children...
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Lesson 9: Students Brainstorm Individual Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Budding poets brainstorm ideas for writing a free-verse poem. Once their topic has been established, writers list expressive words and phrases they can use to evoke emotion and paint a picture in the mind's eye. 
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Raid the Food Pantry

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore the food groups represented on the food pyramid. In this nutrition and physical education lesson, students participate in a game in which teams try to grab a play food object designated by the teacher and return it to...
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Match to the Music

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students learn classmates' names through a matching musical chairs game. In this name game lesson, students match a classmate's photograph to a chair that holds the same photo. They practice saying the name of that student while looking...
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Scooter Ships

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore simple physics concepts such as push/pull, friction, and speed. In this physics/physical education lesson, students work in co-operative groups to "build" a spaceship out of scooters and folded mats. Teams experiment...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in...
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Eye Hand and Fitness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students play the games Sharks and Seaweed, Juggle, and Shark Filled Waters. They are simply tag games that can be played outside of P.E. because it requires no equipment - and can be played with 6+ Students.
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The Little Red House

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in developmental activities. In this developmental lesson plan, students listen to the story "The Little Red House" and participate in activities that develop gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination skills.
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Jump-Rope Round-Up

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students engage in group jump rope activities. In this jump rope lesson, students follow directions to play various jump rope games, some with specific songs attached. There are 4 different renditions of jump rope activities included.
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Leaping, Jumping, Hopping

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore loco-motor skills.  For this body movement physical education lesson, students leap, jump, and hop to music as they follow directions at several stations in the gym.
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Grandparents

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the theme of grandparents and participate in a variety of activities regarding this theme. In this grandparents lesson, students listen to the story Hooray for Grandparents' Day and play 'old fashioned' games, such as...
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Turtles, Dogs, and Elephants

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students explore personal space at low, medium, and high levels. In this physical education lesson, students participate in imaginary play imitating animals and their movement.
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Exploring the Senses

For Teachers Pre-K
Students participate in hands on activities to help develop their gross motor skills. In this senses lesson plan, students use their body to participate in fishing activities, walking activities, duck activities, and following the leader.
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Sports

For Teachers Pre-K
Students are introduced to the letter "S" and explore the concept of sports. In this letter "S" is for sports instructional activity, students develop their fine motor skills by rolling play dough into balls and their gross motor skills...

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