This animal game is sure to be a hit in you classroom. Several years ago I created a movement curriculum for an Obesity Prevention program that was used throughout classrooms in Napa, California. This game was always a hit with the kids and easy for teachers to pick up and use again and again. So here it is, this weeks Movement Monday:
Another favorite of mine. This is a great daily stretching song to do. It gets the kids moving, singing and thinking. Start off just doing one or two movements adding an additional movement each time you sing the song. After doing the song for a while ask older kids what they would like to move and how to move it.
Just Like Me
Raise your arms just like me, just like me, just like me
Cooked play dough comes out a bit softer than uncooked play dough. You may want to pick up a cheap thrift store pan for cooking your play dough so you don’t ruin a kitchen pan.
Cooked Play Dough
3 cups flour 1 cup salt 6 teaspoons cream of tartar 3 cups water 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Food coloring
Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Blend water and oil together in a bowl. Add to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. Add several drops of food coloring or liquid watercolors until you get the right color. Cook for about five minutes. Take the play dough out of the saucepan and put it on a cutting board or counter and knead for a few minutes. Add flour if it’s too sticky. Be very careful when kneading as it will be very hot!
Put 2 tablespoons of the light corn syrup into a shallow bowl and mix with 5 to 10 drops of food coloring depending on the desired color intensity. Use thick construction paper or cardstock or even just a tray or plate. Remember its all about the process or the experience. This is not one that you want to hang on the wall, the corn syrup WILL attract ants! Safe for all ages.
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