These are some of the activities we used to encourage gross motor growth.
Upward and Downward
Using the song "Upward and Downward", the children do the movements in the song, this is great for teaching direction following and listening to the changes of tempo in music. (See Music page.)
Pass the Witches Broomstick
Our children enjoyed playing the game, "Pass the Witches Broomstick." This is played like musical chairs by passing a small brookstick around children seated in a circle. The child holding the broomstick when the music stops is out of the game. But first they have to ride the broomstick around the circle wearing a witches hat. (See the Music page for details.)
Our school has a school-wide costume parade on Halloween. It is done twice, once for the younger children, and once for the older children. They win prizes and enjoy having the audience of other grades watching them. We like to practice marching around in a circle ahead of this special event.
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