Curriculum Standards: Physical Science Standard #5: Recognize that under certain conditions, objects can be balanced. Physical Science Standard #4: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion or an object is to apply a force (give it a push or pull). The greater the force, the greater the change in the motion of that object Physical Science Standard #3: Demonstrate the various ways that objects can move such as a straight line, zigzag, back and forth, round and round, fast and slow. Theater Standard # 3.6: Demonstrate the ability to work effectively alone and cooperatively with a partner or in an ensemble
Cooperative line walk
Cooperative motion dance.
Last tree standing with motion transfer
Boogie down Broadway
Push/ Pull Breath and Stretch
Object of the Activity: Students will breathe deeply, and embody the words 'pull' and 'push' both through their breath, and through large gross-motor movements.
Skills developed: Body/mind connection, Vocabulary Comprehension, Focus and Concentration Time Needed: 5 minutes Room set up: Enough space for each child to move freely. Materials: none Directions: Instruct students to find a space in the classroom where they can safely extend their arms or legs without bumping anyone.
Instruct students to pull in a deep breath through their noses, while raising their arms.
Then instruct students to push their arms palm down, to their sides while pushing air out their mouth. Emphasize the words pull and push.
Now, instruct students to push an imaginary large object forward, then push it up above their heads.
Now, instruct them to pull an invisible rope down.
Have them pull an invisible heavy object toward them....