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Hula Hoop ABC Relays

For Teachers K
Adding hula hoops to any activity can present a fun challenge. This worksheet explains how to conduct an activity that combines the recognition of capital/lowercase letters and a hula hoop relay. Outside on the playground, each student...
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Hula Hoop Hoopla

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students participate in various activities using the hula hoop. They should follow directions given and experience a variety of locomotor and manipulative movements. They study to work as an individual and a team member.
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"Hooping It Up"

For Students 6th - 10th
Hoops, basketball or Hula? Hula hoop workouts, will this be the next big thing or just a fad? Read all about it and decide for yourself.
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Hula How?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders start writing papers with much more regularity than they did in the previous grades. They are starting to differentiate between the styles of writing and know why each is important. This activity gives the them a chance to...
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A Lesson on the Supply and Demand of Toy Fads

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's all Hula Hoop! Scholars research the supply and demand side of toy fads in the United States. They analyze video clips and news articles to complete graphs on how the supply curve slope works in concert with the demand for products...
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Hula Hoop Together

For Teachers K - 1st
Students use hula hoops and music to develop a motor skill. When the music stops students should find a blue hoop. This is also a good lesson for socializaiton.
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Fitness Musical Hoops

For Students 2nd - 8th
A new take on musical chairs! Pupils run, skip, jump, high knees, etc. around the perimeter of the gym, making sure not to cross through the middle, as music is being played. Then, when the music stops, children have to put their feet in...
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Fitness 500

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game with a hula hoop, jump rope, and scooter that requires them to develop locomotor movements skills.
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Racing to Rudolph

For Teachers K - 5th
Students split into groups of three with one student standing inside a hula hoop at mid-court pretending to be Rudolph. The other two start at the starting cone and take turns riding the scooter, delivering one bean bag to Rudolph....
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Musical Hoops

For Teachers Pre-K
Pre-schoolers gain a better understanding of personal space by playing this modified version of musical chairs. Played like musical chairs, students circle around a ring of hula hoops as music plays. When the music stops everyone needs...
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Hoop Tag

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students play a modified game of tag. Given specific roles of "it" and "free-er," they try to remain outside of the hula hoops that have been placed on the gym floor. Students work cooperatively with the free-er to remain in the game.
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Warm-Up Exercise with Hula Hoop

For Teachers 1st - 8th
To improve mobility, social skill development, and the concept of position, learners with physical disabilities work together to raise and lower a hula hoop over their heads. The activity is short and intended to be used as a warm-up.
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Frisbee Baseball

For Teachers K - 12th
Students keep track of the number of tosses it takes them to reach each base, and encourage team members and recognize their successes. To make this activity fit the level of older classes, measure distances and figure averages as you play!
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Team Target Golf Chip

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars practice chipping golf balls towards a target. In teams, students chip golf balls into a hula hoop, getting one point for each ball that is chipped in the hula hoop.
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Hoop Jumper

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students get practice jumping using three different types of jumping patterns.
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Hula Hoop Math

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students move about the area doing the teacher-directed locomotor action. When the music stops the teacher holds up a card with a problem. As soon as they come up with an answer they form into a group in a hoop with the number of...
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Hoopla Shuffle: Gross Motor Development

For Teachers K - 3rd
Using cones and large hoops, have your athletes move the hoops around the gym using only their feet. They must do so within various parameters: both feet inside or outside the hoop, one in and one outside it, or twirling it around one...
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Playing With Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientists investigate the scientific concepts and principles that help make common toys such as hula hoops, yo-yos, slinkies, and silly putty work. As a class, they read "Backyard Rocket Science, Served Wet" to get a look behind...
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Hula Hoop Venn Diagrams

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students practice sorting items. In this graphic organizer lesson, students review Venn diagrams, then use hula hoops to create a Venn diagram and sort math items by their similarities and differences.
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Hula Hoop Sorting

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify various geometric shapes. In this geometry lesson plan, 1st graders use two large hula hoops to form a Venn diagram. Students use colored paper shapes and sort them into the correct portion of the Venn diagram.
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Scatterplots

For Students 8th Standards
Math is all fun and games with this activity! Learners use an activity designed around hula hoops to collect data. They create scatter plots with their data and then analyze the graphs for correlation. 
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A Spelling game idea called Hoopla

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Elementary schoolers spell words. If they spell the word correctly, they toss a toy airplane through a Hula-Hoop which earns points for their team. If the word is not spelled correctly, they go back to the end of the line.
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes practice various locomotor movements. They use locomotor skills as directed by the teacher to move between "Olympic rings" (hula hoops). Learners participate in a discussion about Olympic events prior to playing the game.
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HULA HOOP MATH

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students move about the area doing the locomotor action the teacher directs them to do. When the music stops I hold up a card with the problem for all to see. They come up with an answer they form into a group in a hoop with the number...

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