Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.
Divide the class in half. One half of the class is on the floor in push-up position and the other half is standing ready to move. On signal, the standing students move around students on the floor. The students on the floor change from a raised push-up position to a lowered push-up position each time they are circled. On signal, reverse roles.
This is a great warm up activity or can be used when teaching the components of fitness. This resource utilizes jogging but many locomotor skills could be used to reinforce locomotor movements.
A video is included in this resource.
Perform jumping and landing actions.
Demonstrate correct form for hopping, galloping, and sliding.
Demonstrate correct form for skipping.
Use a variety of one-and two-footed take-offs and landings.