Students learn to run on the ball of the foot as they lift and lower feet quickly while standing on a "hot stove"
|Objectives||Students imagine they are standing on a hot stove, and they must move their feet as quickly as possible. This game teaches body control and promotes running on the balls of the feet with quick turnover.|
National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE)
New York State Education Department (NYSED)
|Prerequisite||Conduct Springy Feet before teaching this lesson to help students get the feel of landing on their midfoot instead of their heel or toe.|
|Time Required||15 minutes|
Watch the Foot Fire video below to see how the activity is conducted.
What to watch for:
Direction cues to share with students:
Note: Only give a student one direction at a time.
When you've completed Foot Fire, talk to your students about their experience with the activity. Here are some sample questions to get you started:
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.