|Hula Hoop Twister|
State Standard: 1, 2, & 4
|Equipment: Colored Hula Hoops, Colored Spinner, Music||Grade: K-2|
|Purpose of Event: Movement, knowledge of body parts and location, colors, right/left side orientation. Locomotor skills|
|Time: 15-20 minutes|
Students will need to identify: various body parts (knees, elbows, hands, feet) and right and left sides, in addition to colors.
Hula Hoops are spread around gym, when the music plays students move in the gym in the locomotor skill instructed by the teacher. When the music stops, the instructor will either call out specific directions, such as: “Put your right hand in a green hula hoop,” or “Stand with your left foot in a blue hula hoop.” Or spin the color-coded spinner and then have the students place an assigned hand, foot , elbow, knee, etc. in the correct colored hoop. When the music starts, move again in a different locomotor movement.
Could use cards with different colors on them and different body parts listed instead of spinners. Also, have the kids pick cards, or spin! Instead of using hula hoops, you could also use different colored Polly spots, or laminated construction paper.
|Concerns: Don’t step on the hoops, they may slide on the floor; will have several kids in one hoop, so remind them to be careful of personal space.|
|This idea is from: Amy Clayton, Oradell, NJ from www.pecentral.com.|