Fun movements to help young athletes prepare their bodies for running
Body control is key for kids imitating various amusing animals as they play tag
|Objectives||In Animal Tag, students play tag as they imitate various animals. This game helps them develop body control, which is an important concept for running. It also improves their overall fitness and athletic skills.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||Cones to mark the playing area|
A game that teaches body control and develops overall fitness and fundamental athletic skills.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
After the game, talk to your students about their experience. You might ask them these sorts of questions:
Classrooms are filled with learners who demonstrate a variety of needs and abilities, including ESL students, those with disabilities, and gifted/talented students. Consider these adaptations as you work to modify the lesson for student success.