Balance? What? I know there is no lesson plan to accompany this one… yet! I have a good excuse though!
I was cleaning out my flash drive (aka sticky thing… oh yes I am extremely technical) when I came across a folder of “upcoming activities”. This folder contains pictures I took of activities M, M and I have done over the past year and half. They never quite fit into one of my “plans”… see I’m not plan crazy in real life (um, maybe I am). So they ended up forgotten. I deleted quite a few of the pictures… wow have I improved over the past year!
There were a few activities though that deserve to have their day… even if they don’t come with a full plan. You’ll see these popping up from time to time over the next couple of weeks. (Remember they are old… my M and M were so very little!)
Four Way Balance Relay
It was a day perfect for playing outside, and what is better for a perfect outside day than a relay? I set up 4 stations… all focusing on balance. Then I challenged M and M to quickly make it through each station as if they were in a race (everything is more fun when you’re in a race).
I placed two pieces of wood on the grass. (Is that the easiest balance beam you’ve ever seen?)
Since the rice table was already out there I created a station where M and M had to work together to balance two cups on a paint stick. TRICKY!
Of course balancing on one foot is a good skill to practice.
A pile of wood squares worked for a “block balance station” where the kids had to balance a stack of blocks.
These pictures have me ready to create another balance relay… how about you???
This post is a part of the Movement skills section.