Sequenced Physical Education Activity
This activity is an obstacle
The activities are placed
in a line to avoid confusion and accident or a number of activity
lines can be put in place (depending on resources).
To make the task more difficult
it is possible to have the activities in random positions but the child
has to follow the correct sequence.
It is important to balance teams
with a mixture of weaker and more able children.
If a child fouls ( eg fails
to bounce the ball the correct number of times or drops the ball, then
that activity has to be repeated).
If the teacher does not want
to have a competitive element in the activity a points system could be
introduced and points deducted for not executing the skill properly.
The teacher can use this activity
with Special Needs Students to reinforce ideas and concepts such as completing
an activity, waiting & turn taking.
Children can be encouraged to
think up their own sequence of activities, and to write them down or draw
a plan of the activity.
To integrate this activity with
other subjects the children could make bibs in the sewing class or make
the matching shapes, letters, or colours in art class.
The child will walk along a
bench maintaining balance (the bench can be turned upside down and the
narrower length of the bench can be used for the more able child).
The child can balance a beanbag
on head as he/she proceeds along the beam or walks through a hoop.
The child jumps off the bench
and crawls through a tunnel, or under a chair.
The child bounces/throws and
catches a ball 5 times, or picks up a floor hockey stick and dribbles a
puck around 3 cones, or does 5 skips using a skipping rope.
The child finds his/her shoes,
or an item of clothing from a pile on the floor and dresses him/herself.
(Large jigsaws depicting the body parts can be completed or child finishes
by sequencing 4 colours, numbers, letters, shapes etc).
The activity can be made as
easy or as difficult as the group dictates. The activity can be timed or
teams can be formed with the first team home the winner.
To finish the child picks up
2-3 rings and runs to the end cone and places the rings on it then runs
back to the starting line and sits down.
The next child must not start
until the previous child is seated.