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Body Movement Suggestions

October Movement Activities: Body movements are planned to help children move smoothly and safely through space and to effect the high levels...

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Body movements are planned to help children move smoothly and safely through space and to effect the high levels of control necessary for fine coordination skills.

The following whole-body activities will be enjoyed by children at times throughout the day. They may be used with only fingers and hands or by encompassing the whole body.

.Balancing like a cat walking along a fence

.Bending like a tree branch in a brisk wind

.Hopping like birds looking for worms

.Fluttering gracefully like butterflies

.Chasing your tail like a puppy

.Crawling like a mouse into a hole; crawling to grab cheese

.Creeping like a caterpillar and making a bumpy motion

.Climbing up a tree; up a ladder; over a wall

.Dancing on tiptoes like a wound-up doll or clown

.Dancing like elves on the lawn

.Flopping in the wind like a scarecrow

.Falling leaves in autumn

.Hopping like a toad or rabbit

.Jumping like a grasshopper or cricket

.Curling up like a sleepy kitten

.Scampering like mice

.Putting presents under a tree like Santa

.Rocking on a rocking horse or back and forth

.Running like a beetle

.Skating on the sidewalk or on ice

.Snowing softly; making a snowman or snowwoman

.Hiding nuts like a squirrel

.Striding like a giant taking long heavy steps

.Throwing a ball and catching it

.Bouncing a ball

.Turning like a slow wheel

.Twirling like a top

.Waddling like ducks going to a lake for a swim

.Walking in the mud; up a hill; fast; slow

.Wiggling like a worm

Denise Kuzemka  

Body Movement Suggestions, Body Movements, Move Smoothly and Safely, High Levels of Control, Fine Coordination Skills, Whole Body Activities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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