Subject: Locomotor/Chasing
1. Topic-
Locomotor Skills
Chasing & Fleeing
 
2. Content-
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to identify different locomotor skills.
2.Students will use basic listening skills.
3.Students will be able to successful both chase and flee safely.
 
4. Objectives-
1.Students will display locomotor skills in each activity.
2.Students will identify the most effective techniques in chasing and fleeing activities.
3.Students will be integrating colors, shapes and counting into activities.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
Cut outs (different shapes and sizes), hula hoops, bean bags, and cones.
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Warm up
First I will introduce myself to the kids again. Then we will walk a lap, jog a lap, hop a lap and walk a lap backwards.
Next, we will stretch using basic stretches such as, arm circles and butterfly stretches.
 

Practice-

Colors and Shapes
Materials: Various cutouts of different shapes and colors, such as squares, circles, rectangles that are various colors. (If you laminate the shapes, they will last longer for future classes.) Also, 4 hula hoops or something the children can place the cutouts in that are at a low level. It also helps if you can coordinate the colors of the hoops and the colors you use for the shapes.
Before the students arrive, set out the 4 hula hoops or other objects you chose, in the 4 corners of the instruction area. Also, scatter the shapes all around the area. Make sure they are spread out as much as possible and the same colors are not all in the same area.
Instruction: Instruct the students that they are to pick up the shapes and place them in the correct hula hoop based on their color. Red shapes go in the red hoop, etc. They may only pick up one shape at a time and bring it to the hula hoop. Then they must go find another color to put in a different hoop. The key to this is that the students must be working at a low level. For example, they must crawl to retrieve the shapes and crawl to put them in a hoop.
-You can extend this activity by challenging the group to see how long it will take them to work at a low level and place all the shapes in the hoops.
Safety: Make sure the students are aware of the safety that goes along with crawling on the ground. Remind them to keep their heads up so they do not crash into anyone else.

Tree Tag
Materials: Hoola hoops
Procedure: Set up hoola hoops throughout a certain boundary (make sure they are just about arms width apart from each other). Students stand inside of the hoola hoops and try to tag the other students moving in between them with their "branches" (arms). Once a tagger tags another person, they have to yell "You're a tree!" and they switch places. The tagger then moves in between the hoola hoops and the person who was tagged now acts as a tree and goes into the hoola hoop.
Objectives: Learn the concepts of self space (inside the hoola hoop) and general space (between the hoola hoops), follow directions, cooperation when getting tagged, having fun!

Bean Bag Relay
Objective: Balancing objects on different parts of the body.
Equipment: One beanbag per team
Procedures:
1) Divide class into two or more teams.
2) Have each member of the team balance the beanbag from the starting line to a designated turning point (ex. Center line) and return to the starting line.
3) Students cannot touch the beanbag with their hands and it cannot fall off. If either of these happen, the student must start over at the beginning.
4) Suggestion: have students keep their hands behind their backs)
Variations: Balance beanbag on other body parts such as the shoulder, elbow, etc. Have students move in different directions such as backwards or zig zag.

Cookie Monster Tag
Materials " cones
Students will work to improve their skills of chasing and fleeing, by using quick movements and turns and altering speeds. Cookies will be fleeing, and Cookie Monsters will be chasing
Rules- Safety is the most important. Wait your turn. When your Cookie is called you run out and try to reach the cookie jar. If you are tagged, you sit in the cookie jar, until the round is finished/over.
GAME-
Cookie Monster - The students will be split into five groups. The groups will then decide what cookie they want to be, for example, an Oreo, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Sugar Cookie, Peanut Butter Cookie, and M & M Cookie. There will be three cookie monsters, which will switch each round, trying to tag all the cookies. Students who make it past the cookie monsters to the jar will be picked to be the new cookie monster in the next round. The round will end after all cookies have been called out and all students have had a turn. All students who are tagged go to the cookie jar, after the round is over they leave the cookie jar.

What time is it, Mr. Fox?
Materials. None
Concepts: listening, counting and running
Lesson:
The teacher starts the game by having all of the students lined side by side on one end of the gym. The teacher is "Mr. Fox" and stands about half way from the children.
The students ask: "What time is it, Mr. Fox?"
Mr. Fox calls out a time (ex. 10:00 and the students take 10 steps forward).
This continues until Mr. Fox says it is "Midnight". At that point the children try to run to the other end of the gym without Mr. Fox getting them (pulling their flag off).
If Mr. Fox gets their flag, they become foxes with him, and go to the middle of the gym where they will try to tag other foxes.
The game continues with the children running from one end of the gym to the other each time "Midnight" is called as the time (only the teacher calls out the time).
As the students reach one end of the gym safely they should stay there until the teacher tells them he/she is ready for them to ask the time again.
Game continues until one person is the winner and that person gets to start the next game as "Mr. Fox".


 

Independent Practice-

 

Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Students who may be learning disabled will receive additional instructions if needed. All questions or concerns will be addressed.
 

Checking for understanding-

1.Participation
2.Completion of tasks
3.Questions/Answers
 

Closure-

1.Bring the group together and have a seat.
2.Ask the following questions:
1. What was your favorite activity of the day?
2. Name one motor skill was used today?
3. Did we do a skill today that you may have just learned about today?
4. Did we learn any other important things today besides motor skills?
5. Do you have any questions for me about anything we learned today?
 

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