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Can You Do It? I Can Do It!


 

Summary:
This activity focuses on physical movements. Students will make the same movements that different animals would make.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Science - Kindergarten
Standard 4 Objective 2

Describe the parts of living things.

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Materials:

Additional Resources

Books

  • From Head to Toe, by Eric Carle; ISBN 0694013013
  • Clap Your Hands, by Lorinda Bryan Cauley; ISBN 0399237100
  • How Can You Dance, by Rick Walton; ISBN 039923229X
  • I Can Do It Too!, by Karen Baicker; ISBN 1929766831
  • Silly Sally, by Audrey Wood; ISBN 015019901

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Background For Teachers:
We can make all kinds of movements with our bodies. We can make some movements like animals.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
4. Develop physical skills and personal hygiene.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.

Instructional Procedures:

Invitation to Learn
Place Pictures of Animals and Pictures of Actions around the room or on a table. Ask how these items go together.

Instructional Procedures
This activity focuses on physical movements. Students will make the same movements that different animals would make.

  1. Read From Head to Toe.
  2. Recall the story by asking questions about what actions the animals do.
  3. Reread the story, imitating the actions.
  4. Ask students their favorite actions and why.
  5. Students can make up a pattern by performing the different actions.

Extensions:

  • Sing I Can Do It! (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin”)
    I can do it!
    I can do it!
    Yes, I can!
    Yes, I can!
    Everyone can do it!
    Everyone can do it!
    Yes, we can!
    Yes, we can!
  • Imitate their favorite animal movements.
  • Draw a self portrait and identify the different body parts.
  • Sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.
  • Graph the favorite actions of the students.
  • Make pencil streamers.

Family Connections

  • Send home matching game.
  • Sing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

Assessment Plan:

  • Match animal to the correct action.
  • Identify different body parts.

Author:
Utah LessonPlans

Created Date :
Sep 08 2004 15:23 PM

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