Add fun, fitness, and motor skill development to the holiday seasons with Holiday Games and Activities. These fun activities, developed and field-tested by an experienced elementary physical education specialist, promote the spirit of the season in your classes and help you provide quality physical education for kids in kindergarten through grade 6. They're excellent teaching resources for elementary physical educators, recreation directors, YMCA directors, and playground supervisors.
Holiday Games and Activities divides the school year into eight seasons:
- Back to School- Halloween- Thanksgiving- Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah- Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Groundhog Day- St. Patrick's Day- Easter- Summer
For each holiday or season, you'll find physical fitness activities, skills, games, rhythm and dance activities, and illustrated bulletin board ideas. Games and activities like Thankful Turkey Tag, Scrambled Eggs relay race, and Escape From the Spiders obstacle course get students involved and excited about physical education. And their excitement makes teaching fun, too!
To make the games simple for you to teach, Holiday Games and Activities has easy-to-find information that includes:
- ages for which the activity is appropriate,- activity goals,- space required,- equipment needs and preparation requirements,- safety considerations,- adaptation suggestions, and- teaching hints.
You'll also find over 30 certificates and decorations that you can reproduce and use.
Liven up your physical education classes with this collection of holiday games and activities. You and your students will all enjoy it!
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.51(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Barbara Wnek developed the fun activities in Holiday Games and Activities in her own physical education classes. Since 1977, she has taught children from ages 3 through 14 in both public and private settings. She believes in creating fun, success-oriented learning experiences to help students enjoy physical education.
Barbara currently teaches physical education to kids in elementary school in the Ferguson-Florissant School District near St. Louis, Missouri. During the summer, she serves as the physical education director for the Gifted Resource Council's summer camps, where she creates and teaches physical education activities related to the camps' varying themes. She is also a certified aerobics instructor and an American Red Cross first aid, CPR, and swimming instructor.
Barbara earned her master's degree in elementary education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Missouri--St. Louis. She is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. September: Back to SchoolChapter 2. October: HalloweenChapter 3. November: ThanksgivingChapter 4. December/January: Winter, Christmas, and HanukkahChapter 5. February: Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day and Groundhog DayChapter 6. March: St. Patrick's DayChapter 7. April: EasterChapter 8. May/June: Summer
Appendix: Reproducible Awards and Materials