Okay, well, I don't know if you can tell, but this is not my classroom and these are not my kids and this is not me. I snatched this picture from Google Images because it was the closest I could find to what my classroom looked like today. I pulled my lesson from what I have gleaned over the years from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. If you don't know much or anything at all about the Orff movement, check out this site and you may get a better understanding. I posted this picture because it resembled what my classroom looked like today, and with 30 some kids moving around my room, I didn't have the foresight to grab my phone and take pictures this time. I got a bee in my bonnet today to talk about Locomotor and Non-Locomotor movement with Primary today and it went GREAT! Here is what I did.
I got specific information about movement from the this PDF file.
First, I had the kids sit criss-cross applesauce scattered around my room and I told them how Locomotor movement meant moving from place to place and Non-Locomotor meant staying in one place. I showed them this quick slide I put together on Promethean Planet*:
Afterwards, I had the kids sit back down and share with the class what Non-Locomotor movements they used and then asked them what Locomotor movements they used. Those kids love to share! Then we each got a bean bag and did "The Bean Bag Boogie" song from Greg and Steve. They have done this song before, but this time, we decided to do Non-Locomotor movement during the verses and Locomotor movement during the refrain.
Next week, we will try the wolf activity suggested in the a fore mentioned PDF file. It looks too fun.
*If you would like me to email this Active Inspire file to you, let me know in the comments section.