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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Crossing the River

Subject Area

Physical Education




In this activity, two lines about 40 ft apart designate a river. Each time the youngsters cross the river they must perform a different movement. This activity can be used as a warm-up or cool-down activity to begin or end the class. Additionally, this can be used to practice and reinforce locomotor movements and/or animal movements. Included in this resource is a demonstrative video. 

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG

    Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG

    Demonstrate the difference between movement in personal and general space while attempting to maintain self-control.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG

    Travel by:

    - Using various pathways.

    - Demonstrating various levels.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    - In general space with varying speeds.

    - Attempting directionality concepts.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 1

    Demonstrate moving in personal and general space while maintaining self-control, in response to designated class expectations.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): 2

    Apply the concept of personal and general space during class activities.

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    Learning Activity

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    Dynamic PE

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