Warm-Up Activities are designed to prepare children for more vigorous movement. A warm-up should be part of the daily routine and begin as soon as the children arrive in the activity area. Examples include walking, slow running, and slow-paced locomotor skills.
Think about: Select warm-up activities that require either no equipment or equipment that will be used in subsequent activities.
Show Me - #61-62
Children practice identifying body parts and performing various locomotor movements.
Animal Fun - #63-64
Children practice non-locomotor movements (bending, twisting, stretching, etc.) by impersonating animals.
Animal Fun II - #65-66
Children practice non-locomotor movements (bending, twisting, stretching, etc.) by impersonating more animals.
Shake It Up - #72-73
Students practice shaking to music in various ways (e.g., shake a foot, shake your head).
Taking a Walk - #74-75
Children practice walking in a variety of styles within their "bubble of space".
Turn and Freeze - #76-77
Children try to see if they can hold a pose without moving or losing their balance.
People Dodge - #82
Children walk within the boundaries without touching anyone else.
Listen First, Then Move - #83-84
On signal, children alternate between parading around a perimeter, scattering to find an empty space, and moving around the activity area.