Grade Level: K-2 or Adapted Elementary Grades
Duration: 30 minutes
- Students will learn and practice the concepts of going over, under, and through obstacles.
- Students will develop gross motor skills, coordination, and spatial awareness.
- NowNets by Gopher or similar obstacle course equipment
- Cones, hula hoops, or other markers
- Music (optional)
Introduction (5 minutes):
- Gather the students in a designated area.
- Begin by discussing the concepts of “over,” “under,” and “through” using simple, relatable examples. For example, “When you jump over a puddle, you go over it. When you crawl under a table, you go under it. When you walk through a doorway, you go through it.”
Warm-Up (5 minutes):
- Engage the students in a quick warm-up activity to get their bodies ready for the obstacle course. You can use a simple game like “Simon Says” with actions like jumping, stretching, and hopping.
Obstacle Course Explanation (5 minutes):
- Introduce the obstacle course equipment, such as the NowNets by Gopher.
- Explain that the students will navigate the obstacle course, practicing going over, under, and through the obstacles.
Obstacle Course Activity (10 minutes):
- Set up the obstacle course using cones, hula hoops, and NowNets. Create a path with a variety of obstacles that the students will need to go over, under, and through.
- Divide the students into smaller groups or pairs, depending on the available equipment.
- Begin the obstacle course, allowing each group to take turns navigating the obstacles. Emphasize the use of “over,” “under,” and “through.” Use visuals to enhance comprehension.
Cool-Down (2 minutes):
- Gather the students at the end of the obstacle course.
- Engage in a brief cool-down activity, such as deep breathing or stretching.
Reflection (3 minutes):
- Ask the students about their experience on the obstacle course. Encourage them to share their favorite parts and what they learned about going over, under, and through.
Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Thank the students for participating and reinforce the importance of staying active and learning new physical skills.
- If time allows, set up the obstacle course again and let the students have a second turn, encouraging them to apply what they’ve learned.
Observe students as they navigate the obstacle course. Pay attention to whether they are able to correctly apply the concepts of going over, under, and through. Provide feedback and guidance as needed.