Oh, the Places You’ll Go Centers


Oh, the Places You’ll Go Centers

State Standard: 1, 2, & 4

Equipment: Several Hula-Hoops, foam discs, climbing wall, beach balls, jump ropes, carpet squares, soccer balls, nets, cones, hockey sticks/pucks, & ping-pong ball w/ table. Grade: K-5
Purpose of Event: Students will participate in centers based on activities from different countries. The theme is for students to be traveling to different countries using the idea of Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.
Time: 20-25 minutes
Organization:  Set up several different centers in the gym. Use the shoulder folders that describe what country each students is in once the rotate to each center. 

Center Descriptions:
Hawaii –
Set up several Hula-Hoops. Students will practice Hula-Hooping.

Tebet – Students will be using the climbing wall. Simulate climbing mountains in the Himalayas.

Australia – Beachball Volleyball. Students will use a jump rope held up in the air (net). Other students will practice setting and bumping the beachball over the jump rope.

Brazil – Students will practice kicking skills (soccer) at goals.

Canada – Students will practice shooting hockey pucks at goals (with goalies). K-2, will use scooter hockey sticks.

China – Students will practice ping-pong (set up a table and students will practice striking a ping-pong ball off table to their partner).

Scotland – Caber Toss – Students will use the long swim noodles and try to toss the noodle as if it were a Caber.

Greece – Students will practice discus throw. Use foam discs and students throw into a net.


K-2 students – 

Outer Space – Set-up trampolines students will jump on the trampoline. Simulating jumping without gravity.

Antarctica – Students will walk like a penguin.

Jungle – Students have to jump over the snake (jump rope on the floor).

Australia – Students will hop like a Kangaroo.

Switzerland – Students will simulate skiing. Use carpet squares and students practice sliding the carpet squares back and forth.

Concerns: Move safely around the gym. Make sure students are taking turns and staying their lines. Taggers should be tagging in a safe manner as well.
This idea is from: Myself 


About mrkirsch

Greetings from Garfield Elementary School! My name is Dan Kirsch. I teach Physical Education for students in grades K-5! Please read about what students are learning within our Physical Education program at Garfield!!

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