Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Opposite Day: A Summer Day At The Beach

If you live in the Northeast you are experiencing one snowstorm after another.  And it is getting very tiring!!  What do you do when your surroundings are getting very  monotonous?  What do you do when you feel like your teaching is getting monotonous?  Shake it up a bit by having opposite day.

If you are tired of pulling off little snow boots, wiping snow off the floor and zipping up coats try this activity on for size!

A Summer Day at the Beach
  • Ask your students to bring in beach towels and do floor exercises on them like you are sun bathing!
  • Have your students bring in sunglasses, hats, beach balls, pails and shovels and have these props inspire your movements
  • Find some beach inspired music and swim in the ocean with dolphins, crabs and starfish ( dolphins dive up and down, crabs walk sideways and starfish have 6 reaching points.)
  • Explore the opposite texture/movement of the ocean vs. the beach ( the ocean is always moving, the sand is moved when people step on it.  The ocean pulls the sand.)
Have fun moving in sunny weather with the children in your life - and don't forget the sunblock!


1 comment:

  1. love! We often go to the ocean and go under the sea but I love the idea about bringing in beach towels and sunglasses. You know me, all about the props! :)