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Name of Activity:
Horton Hatches the Egg
Purpose of Activity:To introduce aerobic, strength, endurance, and flexibility fitness activities in a fun and interactive way.
Prerequisites:1.Spatial awareness skills and the ability to move in general space safely. 2.Proper technique when performing the aerobic, strength, endurance, or flexibility physical activities selected for moving from one hula hoop to another. 3.Prior to the lesson, read the book Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches the Egg.
Suggested Grade Level:K-2
Materials Needed:one hula hoop and one poly spot for each student, Dr. Seuss's Horton Hatches the Egg book
Description of Idea
Scatter the hula hoops throughout general space and place one poly spot in the middle of each hoop. Explain to the students that they are going to pretend that they are Horton the Elephant and that their goal is to hatch as many eggs as possible! Students get inside the hula hoop and hatch an egg (sit on a poly spot). Before the student moves to hatch another egg (sit on poly spot), they have to complete a set of 3-5 fitness activities chosen by the teacher (jumping jacks, sit-ups, push-ups, jog in place, etc.)
Informal observation using corrective feedback as students perform the fitness activity.
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Submitted by Meghan Morningstar who teaches at African Road Elementary School in Vestal, NY. Additional authors for this idea were None. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 12/19/2009.Viewed 68923 times since 12/3/2009.