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These Fall themed movement cards are such a fun way to get out those fabulous fall wiggles with an engaging whole class activity. Have your class come to the carpet and stand in a circle. Make sure that everyone has some elbow room. Randomly pick a card. Show the card to the class, read it aloud, and have your class do whatever movement the card has called for. Aside from being a ton of fun, these movement cards offer so much more. What makes them such a fantastic addition to your classroom? Here's what movement cards achieve, and why we give them an A+:
1) A great tool for controlling the energy of your room. Students are a bit bouncy? Give them a chance to get those wiggles out with a fun and controlled whole class activity. Then, back to business. Need a mid-day pick me up? Use these to raise the energy of a lagging classroom.
2) Motor Skills Galore! Every movement card is another opportunity for your students to employ their large or small motor skills. Practicing motor skills in the classroom can sometimes be lacking. This is such a fun way to get in that motor skill work out.
3) Some of the movement cards are interpretive movements (such as "smolder like a bonfire.") This allows your students a fun and productive creative outlet as everyone will interpret this differently. A great way to see that each of us thinks differently and an opportunity to expand vocabulary.
4) Physical movement is super healthy - and this activity provides it. It has been proven that physical activity and getting our blood going increases cognitive function. Movement cards are a great way to get your students' mojo working before a test or assessment.
I hope you and your class have so much fun with these!