Time to Use Your Skills Tag (Locomotor Skill Review)
This activity directs students to recall and use many types of locomotor skills. It allows them a chance to use fitness skills and interact with each other as they use safe moving skills. Students are asked to use personal responsibility to follow the rules of the game.
- Say to students, Let’s get moving together to warm-up and use some of the locomotor skills we learned/practiced earlier this year! Our warm-up is called, Time to Use Your Skills Tag.
- Share with them the following:
- Our warm-up is called, Time to Use Your Skills Tag.
- They will move all throughout the designated activity area when the music starts.
- They should use their awareness and moving skills to try to stay away from the two players designated as the taggers.
- If they get tagged, they should exit the playing area and go to the skill practice area sectioned off by the cones.
- In the skill practice area, they will choose one of their locomotors to move them safely down the length of the practice area and back to their starting position.
- After completing the locomotor, they may return to gameplay.
- Ask students to recall the various locomotors they can remember learning throughout the year. (Call on students to share/demonstrate).
- Choose two students to be the taggers in the first round of the game and give them safe tagging tools.
- Direct the other students to spread out in activity area in personal space.
- Begin music to begin movement.
- Circulate and encourage best-effort play and best-effort practice.
- Stop the music after 3 minutes of play and direct students to freeze in position.
- Choose new taggers for a new round of the game and repeat gameplay.
- Direct students to move safely to team positions and sit down.
Fitness Skill Focus: Standing V Stretch
- Say: I saw lots of great running in that warm-up game, and we are going to run again in our next activity, so let’s try a stretch together that will give our leg muscles a chance to relax and stretch.
- This is a standing stretch, and it is called the V Stretch. We tried this stretch together last year in a seating position.
- Teach/Model proper form with students-stand tall and strong, step your legs/feet out a bit wider than shoulder width so that they make a shape like the letter V
- Make sure your feet are flat and stable so that they don’t slide apart.
- Try to keep your legs straight while you lean forward and stretch your arms out towards your feet
- Hold this position for 30 counts.