Alphabet Walk - #11
|Alphabet Walk - #11|
|Section:||Warm-Up & Cool-Down|
|Movement Concept(s):||Effort (time, force, flow)|
|Skill Theme(s):||Traveling, jumping & landing|
- Students are scattered throughout the activity area.
- Students imagine their feet have been dipped in paint. They will explore how the body moves by painting letters and numbers on the ground.
- Provide students with a painting project. For example, ask students to paint their first/last name, best friend’s name, name of their favorite book/movie/ice cream/movement, the entire alphabet, the name of their teacher/school/principal, a math problem, individual letters/numbers, vowels/consonants, vocabulary words, etc.
- Combine the painting project with a contrasting concept of effort:
Time – paint fast/slow, paint like a cheetah/snail, paint like a train that chugs faster and faster and then gets slower and slower.
Force – paint and glide/stomp, paint moving sneaky/scared, paint feeling angry/sad/happy/confused.
Flow – paint like you are floating in the sky/climbing a ladder, paint with exploding jump stops/drifting lazy walk.
- For young readers, hold up signs indicating letters of the alphabet, numbers or words.
- Alter the size of the painting space. A large “canvas” requires painting in the entire activity area, a small “canvas” requires painting in self space.
Now Try This:
- Allow students to invent their own methods for demonstrating how the body moves and teach their ideas to a partner.
- Have pairs hold hands or stand one behind the other and paint together.