Activities become old favorites for one reason: Throughout the years, kids enjoy participating in them. But even old favorites can become stale after a while.
Not so with Old Favorites, New Fun: Physical Education Activities for Children. This book, written by a physical educator with 30 years of experience, provides creative twists and refreshing modifications of classic activities, resulting in a wealth of choices to fit into and supplement your existing physical education curriculum.
This book provides more than 350 thoroughly field-tested activities addressing core physical education content themes. These revitalized traditional activities help you meet major content demands of quality physical education in fresh, fun ways your students will love. What's more, you'll receive creative guidelines for dividing groups, starting play, and modifying “classic” sports to give you even more ways to keep students active—and encourage their enthusiasm for lifelong fitness.
Old Favorites, New Fun includes the following features:
- Activities to develop locomotor, manipulative, rhythmic, body and spatial awareness, and health-related fitness skills—thus ensuring your students get the extensive practice they need to succeed
- Popular themes, such as parachute, team-building, and cross-curricular units, to extend and reinforce learning of core content
- Clear equipment lists, objectives, setup instructions, and descriptions to help you transition between activities and classes by showing you what you need and how to place equipment and students quickly
- Prominent safety notes to help you head off potential injuries
The suggested modifications let you tailor activities to the needs of all your students so that everyone will benefit from the experience. Collectively, these activities will help your students meet all the national standards in physical education as you strive to meet physical education objectives in systematic and inviting ways.
Old Favorites, New Fun is an easy-to-use resource to help you develop and reinforce your quality physical education program. Have new fun teaching these old favorites!
Resource for K-6 physical educators. Supplemental text for physical education teaching methods courses.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Locomotor Activities
Chapter 2. Cardiovascular Activities
Chapter 3. Flexibility Activities
Chapter 4. Balance Activities
Chapter 5. Eye–Hand Coordination Activities
Chapter 6. Eye–Foot Coordination Activities
Chapter 7. Muscular Strength and Endurance Activities
Chapter 8. Body and Space Awareness Activities
Chapter 9. Rhythmic and Dance Activities
Chapter 10. Team-Building Activities
Chapter 11. Academic Activities
Chapter 12. Parachute Activities
Appendix A Specialized Equipment
Appendix B Modifications for Traditional Sports
About the Author