Hop-Upons are great for helping preschoolers and kindergarteners practice recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, and more while getting the wiggles out. You call out instructions for this is a lively game, formulating your directions for the skill levels and physical levels of your students. In contrast to passive learning, Hop-Upons involve students physically, for active learning fun. (Meets CCSS.)
At your direction, youngsters hop onto teacher-made rectangles. The Hop-Upons you make can be for numbers, letters, simple words, names, shapes, colors . . . whatever readiness skills you’re working on.
For those who are ready, increase the level of difficulty of your instructions:
• basic number facts: “Hop upon 2 plus 3!”
• “Hop upon your name.” (Or the name of the person in the red shirt)
• “Hop upon the letters that make the word ‘cat.’ ”
CCSS: K.CC7, K.G2, R