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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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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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 lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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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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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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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 instructional activity, students predict how many times they will be able to make their ball bounce before falling, compare...
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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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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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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
Students explore and practice a variety of motor skills. In this physical education movement lesson, students rotate between 6 stations. Each station provides a Sponge Bob related activity which requires the children to use fine and...
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Boxes & Blocks: Tunnel Vision

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students paint, create, and crawl through their own tunnel. In this early childhood visual arts lesson, students will develop gross motor skills and engage in activities that promote physical exercise as they create and explore tunnels...
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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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Move it Like An Animal

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners investigate how animals move. In this animals lesson, students use pictures of animals and demonstrate how each of them moves from place to place.
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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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Balance Stations

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Children with visual impairments need to continuously work on balance, gross motor skills, and mobility. Foster mobility and orientation skills by engaging them in a series of fun balance stations during PE. You'll set up each of the...
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Turtles

For Teachers Pre-K
Students are introduced to the letter 'T' and use a turtle theme to reinforce the use of the letter 'T.'  In this letter 'T' lesson, students listen to the story The Turtle and the Moon, observe real life water turtles in the classroom,...
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Eye Hand and Fitness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils 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, 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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