Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chinese Jump Rope Patterns, Towel Push Exercise - Fun PE Activities

1st graders using the Chinese Jump Rope - Americans Pattern
This week I taught my students about Chinese Jump Ropes (K-5th grades).  It was a big hit with all grade levels!  Here is a link to many printable posters (regular paper size) which I use while teaching Chinese Jump Ropes.  

Below are also a few pictures of the "towel push" exercise which I added to our warm-up activity.  It was something fun and different for the kids and they seemed to enjoy it!  Our warm-up routine is jog 1 lap, then do 10 reps of an exercise, and repeat for 3-5 minutes.  The towel push was an exercise they could choose during this time.   This routine gets their heart rates up very quickly and provides for a lot of variety.
1st grader jumping with a Chinese Rope.

These are the doctors in the game Dr. Mario which we played last week.

Playing Dr. Mario - printable click here!

The Towel Push

Towel Push

V-sit exercise (student in the middle)

Videos Below!

Fun Valentine Game for P.E. - Valentine Tag

Please click here for printable directions to Valentine Tag.   
We used the flavors of chocolates as the names of boys/girls for tag.  Example: Girls= "caramel swirl"  Boys="Coconut Creme".  We changed names every few minutes:  Cocoa, Raspberry Creme, Orange Creme, Dark Chocolate, etc.  Click here for printable document of the game.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jump Rope Unit, Warm-Up Variety, Dr. Mario Game

The students have been busy this month learning a variety of jump rope skills, new exercises for our warm-ups, and also playing some fun fitness games (Dr. Mario).  Below are a few pictures and videos!

Attention PE Teachers = I recently purchased these PE Activity Task Cards and I love them!  I printed in color and laminated them so they will last for a very long time!  (Some of them are pictured below).

One of our Agenda's from last week.  I used THESE task cards for the jump rope stations.

Here is a sample of some TASK cards that I purchased and now use as part of our "warm-up variety".

Students using the TASK Cards during "warm-up variety".

These are some posters I made and use for our "warm-up variety".

Again, more TASK cards.
Kindergarten and 1st grade students practiced jumping over their ropes - they made straight lines and circles to jump over/into.  They did 10 jumps, then practiced twirling the ropes over their heads.

1st grade student practicing jumping into her jump rope circle - with both feet together.

1st graders jumping into their circles.

Nice landing!

Jumping over her rope.