United States Bingo</li></li></ul><li>Musical Chair Safety Signs<br />Number of Participants: The entire class can participate at the same time.<br />Grade Level: 3rd grade and up<br />Description: The chairs should be placed in a circle with the seats facing outside the circle. When the music begins the students will skip around the circle until the music stops. When the music stops the student will find a chair and if that chair has a bad safety sign the student will be eliminated. <br />Materials/equipment: <br />Chairs placed in circle<br />Cards with good and bad safety signs.<br />Tape<br />Cassette and cassette player<br />
Hula Hoop Nutritional Game<br />Grade Level – 3rd grade and up<br />Number of participants: divide the class into four groups<br />Materials/equipment needed: 5 hula hoops, Cards with the five different food groups on them. Each hula hoop will contain a different food group. <br />Description: One member from each group will choose a hula hoop. The person that hula hoops the longest will get to keep that card with the food group listed on it. The groups will continue to rotate members until the team has all five food groups to make a nutritionally balanced meal.<br />
United States Bingo<br /> Grade Level – 5th and 6th grade<br />Number of participants – each student in the class will participate independently.<br />Materials/Equipment – Map of the US without the names of the State on them. Bingo cards with letters on them, dots of paper to cover letters,<br /> Cards with names of the States, tape.<br />Description – The teacher will call out a letter, if a student has that letter they can name a State that begins with that letter. Once a student bingo they will be given a card with the name of a State on it. They will then walk sideways or backwards to the map and place the State in the right place.<br />
Walk Across Alabama</li></li></ul><li>(A Health Safety Activity)<br />Grade Level/Levels: Pre K- Third Grade<br />Number of Participants Required: Unlimited<br />Materials/Equipment Needed: Hand Sanitizer<br />Activity: As implemented in the classroom management policy, hand sanitizing will be required of all students upon entering and leaving the gym. As the students enter or exit the gym, they will be given a uniform amount of hand sanitizer to do the “Hand Sanitizer Samba”. This is a simple song and dance routine to remind students of the importance of hand washing. It promotes rhythmic motor development through hand and feet coordination, incorporates socialization skills, and increases health awareness.<br />Song: (To the tune of Row, Row, Row your Boat)<br />Wash, Wash, Wash your hands.<br />Wash them ‘til they’re clean.<br />Wash your hands everyday.<br />Wash them ‘til they gleam.<br />Dance:<br />Students will rub their hands together while stepping forward and backwards, one foot at a time in a single file line.<br />Left foot front<br />Right foot front<br />Right foot back<br />Left foot back<br />(Repeat steps four times)<br />Justin Fletcher<br />Hand Sanitizer Samba<br />
Justin Fletcher<br />Coach Fletcher Says:<br />(A Health Nutrition Activity)<br />Grade Level/Levels: Pre-K- Third Grade<br />Number of Participants Required: Unlimited<br />Materials/Equipment Needed: None<br />Activity: Coach Fletcher will teach the students about proper nutrition. He<br />will emphasize eating healthy fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains as<br />part of a balanced diet. After the students have grasped the difference<br />between healthy and unhealthy foods, the class will play “Coach Fletcher<br />Says,” modeled after Simon Says. When Coach Fletcher calls out a healthy<br />food, the students will perform the exercise he suggests. When Coach Fletcher calls<br />out an unhealthy food, they will not perform the exercise he suggests. Any students<br />that choose the wrong food will be out of the game and will sit quietly in their spot.<br />Examples: <br />“If broccoli is good for you, run in place.” (students would run in place)<br />“If chocolate cake is nutritious, do five jumping jacks.” (students would not move)<br />
Justin Fletcher<br />Walk Across Alabama<br />(A Geography in Motion Activity)<br />Grade Level/Levels: 3rd-5th Grades<br />Number of Participants: One or more classrooms<br />Materials Needed: Map of Alabama, pedometers, classroom chart,<br />Pushpins<br />Activity: Coach Fletcher’s classroom will learn about different cities and<br />counties in the State of Alabama by virtually walking through them. Each<br />child will be given a pedometer at the start of the class period to record their<br />steps. At the end of the class period, each student will record his or her<br />steps for the day beside his or her name on the classroom chart. This will be<br />a month long exercise where we try to make it from Hartselle, Alabama, to<br />the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. We will tally our steps on Friday of<br />each week, mark our progress on the map, and discuss interesting facts<br />about the cities and counties we have “traveled” through. If we reach our<br />goal by the end of the month, we will have a beach themed party to<br />celebrate.<br />
There will be laminated squares of paper in the colors red, yellow, and green placed on the floor (in random order) in a square shape around the outside of the students’ desks.
The teacher will display the poster of the traffic signal and explain that red means stop, yellow means go slow, and green means go.
The music will play and the children will walk around the room in a clockwise motion and will step on each consecutive square.
When the music stops she will hold the poster of the stop sign. The child must stop on the square they are on.
If their color is red, they will freeze and stand very still. If the child stops on yellow, they will walk in place slowly. If the child stops on a green square, they will jog in place on the square.
When the stop sign goes down, the music will start again and the children will walk around the room stepping on the squares.
The game will repeat in the same manner. </li></li></ul><li>Shopping for Healthy Snacks<br /><ul><li>Directions:
The teacher will give each group one basket, one clipboard with a pencil, and one shopping list.
Students will walk around the room choosing the correct amount of healthy snacks for the colors on their shopping list. They will make a check mark in the box next to the color of the snack that they choose. (See example shopping list)
When students have completed their shopping, they will bring their items to the “check-out” at the teacher’s desk.
The students will count each color individually and then will count all the items in their basket. As they take items out of the basket, they must name the fruit, vegetable, or other healthy snack.
Students will choose one food item and one juice that are in the room to eat for snack this day.
Bowls of healthy snacks placed throughout the room. Snacks should be individually wrapped or placed in a zip-lock bag for sanitary reasons. These should be a variety of colors (Examples: red and green apples, green grapes, yellow bananas, oranges, red cherries, brown graham crackers, boxes of orange juice, boxes of yellow lemonade etc…)
Shopping lists for each group that is different and has varying numbers of colors.</li></li></ul><li>Game of Chance<br /><ul><li>Directions:
Each group will have one die and two drawstring bags. One drawstring bag will have a physical activity (Number 1) and the other will have a spelling challenge (Number 2).
Each group will consist of three people. One will hold the physical activity bag, one will have the reading challenge bag, and the other will have the die and will complete the challenge.
The child with the die will roll it. The child will have to complete that number of challenges.
Each challenge will consist of the other children in the group drawing a physical activity and a reading challenge. These children will read the card to the child completing the activity. (Example: “If hop on one foot” was drawn along with “Spell your first name”, the child would have to hop on one foot while spelling their first name)
After the child has completed their number of challenges (according to the roll of the die), the students will switch places in order. Place number 1 will be the physical activity bag, place number 2 will be the reading challenge bag, and place 3 will be the child completing the activity.
The game will continue in this manner: child 1 moves to position 2, child 2 moves to position 3, and child 3 moves to position 1.
2 cloth drawstring bags for each group painted with a number 1 or a number 2
Laminated index cards cut in half: some will have activities (do jumping jacks, jog in place, do toe touches, etc…) and the other will have spelling challenges (words from spelling list, high frequency words, child’s whole name, parent’s name, or sibling’s name.)
One die for each group</li></li></ul><li>Presenting: Barbara Boyett<br /><ul><li>Health Nutrition Circles
Math Hops</li></li></ul><li>Health Nutrition Circles<br />Barbara Boyett<br />Grade Level: Kindergarten and up<br />Number of Participants: 5 to 8 in a group<br />Materials/Equipment: Large board or poster<br />Description:<br /><ul><li>Each group of 5-8 children will stand in a circle.
A whiteboard or poster will be displayed to guide the children.
One column will list the subject and the other column will list the motion to perform. (ex. Fruit, hop)
Each child will perform the motion when they list an item that qualifies for the subject.
Once each child around the circle has completed the task, the next subject and motion will be performed.</li></li></ul><li>Trampoline Health Safety<br />Barbara Boyett<br />Grade level: 2nd grade and up<br />Number of Participants: Divide into 3 or 4 groups <br />Materials/Equipment: <br />Each group needs 1 miniature trampoline<br />Each group needs a stack of note cards with descriptions of the jumping method<br />Description:<br /><ul><li>Each group will stand in a straight line with the trampoline out in front of them.
The first person in line will read a note card with the description of how to jump on the trampoline (ex. Right leg, left leg, facing backwards, arms on head)
While one person from each group is jumping according to individual directions, the teacher will ask a question about health safety
The child who correctly answers the question first returns to their group at the end of the line.
The 2nd person (now standing 1st in line) will read their individual method of jumping and go to the trampoline.
The 1st child from the other groups remains jumping for the next question and does not return to their group until they are the first person to correctly answer a question.
The goal is for a group to have each person in their complete the question first and return.</li></li></ul><li>Math Hops<br />Barbara Boyett<br />Grade Level: Kindergarten -2nd grade<br />Number of Participants: any number (room depending)<br />Materials/Equipment: A large room<br />Description:<br /><ul><li>All the children participating will line up along a wall.
A large room is need for each child to have a straight space out in front of them.
The teacher will ask math questions (ex. 4-3 or 2+1)
Small equations are needed for small answers in order to have more math problems accomplished.
Each child will determine the answer to the math equation and hop that many times out in front in a straight line.
As the questions are asked and answered correctly, the students will hop all the way to the opposite wall and turn around and return.</li></li></ul><li>Presenting: Bonnie Howard<br /><ul><li>MILK-O
Materials/Equipment needed: Large room or outside area, MILK-O song lyrics</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The purpose of this activity is to introduce the Kindergarten through First grade students to the health benefits of drinking milk.
The students will stand next to their desks or in a room or area with enough room between students so that they will not touch one another during the song.
The students will sing the song and use their arms to make the letters of the word MILK-O. The song is sung to the tune of BINGO.
The “O” is emphasized at the end of the word milk as an element of surprise like “oh” and not as a part of the spelling of the word. </li></ul> Song: There is a drink that’s good for you and milk is its name O<br /> M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O and Milk is its name O <br /> It’s in yogurt, cheese and some sweet treats and milk is its name O<br /> M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O and Milk is its name O <br />It has calcium to grow strong bones and milk is it’s name O<br /> M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O, M-I-L-K-O and Milk is its name O <br /><ul><li>The students will use their arms to create the letters of the song. See picture above.
Modified from : Goolsby, Cheryl; “M-I-L-K-O”, Educators Journey Into Nutrition Education; www.nutritionexlorations.org</li></ul> <br /> <br />
When the instructor says “go” (or the music starts-optional), the students will begin to pass the hula hoop over their bodies without unlocking hands.
When the instructor says “stop” (or the music stops), the student who has the hula on their body must successfully answer a science question.
If the student fails to correctly answer the question, the student must leave the circle and observe quietly while the game continues.
The remaining students will re-lock hands and continue play.
Play continues until only one student remains. </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Modifications: This game could be modified to incorporate all content areas. For example, the students could be asked to spell a word correctly to reinforce spelling content or they could provide the correct answer to a math problem, etc.
Reference: Picture from http://www.midjs.com/category/youth-parties/</li></li></ul><li>Parachute Math (Math)Bonnie Howard<br /><ul><li>Grade Level: 3rd -4th grade
Materials/Equipment Needed: Parachute, large room (gymnasium) or outside</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>The purpose of the activity is to reinforce math skills.
Using an old parachute, have the children spread around the chute placing their thumbs under the chute and their fingers on top.
Assign a number 1-10 to each student. There should be two #1’s, two #2’s etc.
Ask the students to raise the parachute high above their heads
Ask the students to lower the parachute to the ground
Instruct the students to raise the parachute high above their heads and listen to the math equation
The students whose numbers correspond with the numerical solution to the math problem will let go of the parachute and run beneath the parachute switching places with the other student who has the same number.
For instance if the equation is 4 – 2, the students who are assigned to the #2 will run beneath the parachute and switch places with each other.
The game continues until all students have had an opportunity to run beneath the parachute. </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Modifications: This is an original idea loosely based on a game I played in Elementary school where we took turns running beneath the parachute.
Reference: Picture from www.netreach.com</li></li></ul><li>Presenting: Mallory Fallin<br /><ul><li>Stick It
How You Gonna’ Get There?</li></li></ul><li>Stick It <br />Mallory Fallin<br />Grade Levels: 9th -12th<br /> Subject: Health and Nutrition<br />Number of Participants: Three teams of 4, 1 score keeper (13 total)<br />Materials Needed: Colored 5x7 blank note cards, 16 baskets or buckets, Velcro, 3 Huge Pieces of Poster Board, Markers, Tennis Shoes<br />Instructions: Students will have three Huge Charts set up on one side of the class room. (The set up of the chart is shown at the bottom of the page) The children will look up the daily recommendations for a healthy diet for example: How many proteins, carbohydrates, or fats are recommended for daily intake. At the other end of the room there will be 4 buckets in front of each team labeled: Carbohydrates, Fats, Protein, and Calories. In the buckets, there are colored note cards with different types of food and percent number of each food source. On the other side of the card is Velcro to stick on the chart. When the score keeper says “Go” the first participant sprints down to the first bucket. The first player starts at Carbohydrates, they go through the bucket until they find the right number to add under the Carbohydrates section of the chart. Once they find it they run back down to the chart and stick there note card on their chart. As soon as they are done, the next player runs down the next bucket and does the same thing, continue this, until all of your players go to a bucket and whoever completes there chart first wins!!!! <br />
Safe or Unsafe <br /> Mallory Fallin<br />Subject: Health Safety<br />Grade Levels: 7th-9th grade<br />Number of Participants: Two teams of 8, and 1 score keeper (17 total)<br />Materials Needed: Pictures of Safe Behavior and Unsafe Behavior (Examples: Safe Behavior: Jogging, Laughing, Bike-Riding, etc. Unsafe Behavior: Smoking, Drinking, etc.),Screen or blank wall and projector, Room with space to do jumping jacks, and jogging. <br />Instructions:<br />Students separate into teams. One player from each team will go first, while the other teams wait behind them in a single file line, for there turn. A picture will be shown to the participants of Safe and Unsafe Behavior, in order for the student to answer whether the picture is a Safe or Unsafe behavior they have to do a jumping jack. Who ever does the jumping jack first will answer the question. In order to earn a point for your team you have to name whether it is a Safe or Unsafe behavior, and ways that it is Safe or Unsafe. For example, the picture show Drinking the participant will say “Unsafe, the behavior is unsafe because it is bad for the health of your liver”. Once the player answers the question correctly they jog to the end of the line and wait for there next turn. The first team to ten points wins.<br />SAFE/ UNSAFE YOU CHOOSE!!!!!<br />
How You Gonna’ Get There?<br /> Mallory Fallin<br />Subject: Geography <br />Grade Levels: 4th-8th <br />Number of Participants: Any number of students can participate.<br />Materials Needed: Poster board, 4 Bicycles, 4 Jump Ropes, Tennis Shoes, Card Board Box, Construction Paper, Markers, Gym (best location)<br />Instructions: Have the Students pick a state in each direction North, South, East, and West. On the poster board label the States you pick. Place the States in the gym in the correct geographical location ( N, S, E, W). Now the students will take the construction paper and on 6 different pages write out directions like 1. Ride your bike East to get to “State” 2. Jump Rope South to get to “State” 3. Skip North to “State” 4. Jog West to get to “State” 5. Start Over 6. RUN HOME!!! Then the students will glue an instruction to every side of the box.(Creating a life size dice) The students will roll the “dice” to see where they have to travel across the United States. Each student can take a turn until they get sent home! Home is wherever you start from in the gym, students can label it if they want! To play again just have the students pick four new states in each direction. After all there are fifty to choose from!<br />