Looking for a way to optimize learning time? Incorporate movement into your animal studies with these fun zoo animal action cards suitable for Pre-K to Grade 2. This 12-page package features animal movement cards for every letter of the alphabet. Most letters have two different animals and their movements but some of the letters such as Q, Z etc. have one. There is also an opportunity to increase the students’ vocabulary with words such as flutter, strut, newt etc. In addition, there are a few animal information cards for lesser known animals. Use this opportunity to work on communication skills. For instance, while they’re kicking like a mule, ask what sound a mule makes. The cards can also be used to teach alphabetical order.
This is an easy activity to have around when students need to burn off energy, strengthen their gross motor skills, improve their coordination and use their imagination. It’s also a useful tool to have for supply teachers as well. These are great for brain breaks, transitional activities, etc. It combines learning with physical activity and it will make coming to school more fun!
Gross motor skills are a very important part of children’s development and activity helps the brain in so many ways. James F. Sallis, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego, has done research on the association between activity breaks and classroom behaviour. He said, “Activity stimulates more blood vessels in the brain to support more brain cells. And there is evidence that active kids do better on standardized tests and pay attention more in school.”
Steve, Boyle, co-founder of the National Association of Physical Literacy, whose goal is to bring movement into schools, said, “Kids aren’t meant to sit all day and take in information. Adults aren’t wired that way either.”
Scott, McQuigg, co-founder of GoNoodle, a classroom movement program, said, ““If we invest three to five minutes for our kids to move in the classroom, we are actually going to optimize the next 45 minutes for learning. That small investment in time has such a big yield for teachers.”
I hope that your students will have fun moving and learning with this package!
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