Dr. Seuss’ Centers


Dr. Seuss’ Centers (Read Across America)

State Standard: 1 & 3

Equipment: Variety Grade: K-2
Purpose of Event: Movement, throwing/catching, personal space, hand-eye coordination
Time: 20-25 minutes
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday is March 2nd. I use this as part of our Read Across America Day.

After explaining each station, have the students rotate around the stations, staying at each for 45 seconds to 1 minute, depending on class period length. Here are my stations: (Stations are named/themed after Dr. Seuss Books)

Hop On Pop: Floor mats and Hip-pity-Hop Balls

The Cat in the Hat: Playground balls and basketball hoop. Throw the cat (ball) into the hat (hoop)

If I Ran the Circus: ring toss, throw rings onto a peg board

Dr. Seuss’s ABC or Shape of Me and Other Stuff: Jump ropes and cards with letters, numbers and shapes. Have them make the shapes/letters/numbers with the rope, or with their own bodies

Green Eggs and Ham: Green Scoops and plastic eggs, toss and catch

I Am Not Going to Get Up Today: Do sit ups on a floor mat, say, “I am not going to get up today” every time the student sits up, and them lay back down.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Ribbon sticks with fish paper clipped to them. Have exercise on the back of the fish, or numbers on them. Have each fish represent an exercise that they are to do.

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket: Bean bags into a Catching board (my board has “pocket” that catch the ball (wocket) if thrown in the right spot.

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back: Play ground ball and a basketball hoop, throw the cat (ball) into the hat (hoop) But this time, throw BACKWARDS!

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Scooters around cones

The Foot Book: Balance on balance beam, walk heal to toe

Concerns: Move safely around the gym.
This idea is from:  South Dakota Shape Journal

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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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