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Ride ‘Em Cowboy/girl
This lesson will allow students to practice gross motor skills.
Grade Level: K - 2nd
Length of Time: 20- 30 Minutes
Objectives & Outcomes
The learners will work on gross motor skills and coordination.
- Pool noodles (made into ‘stick horses’ - pictured below)
- *Need enough to allow about five students at a time to race
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by showing students their ‘ride’ for the day.
- Tell students they will race on their horses around the gym and they should try to gallop as fast as they safely can.
- Demonstrate how to ride the horse.
- Ask students to think of a name for their horse.
Body of Lesson
- Have students choose a horse and practice ‘riding’ a bit before the first race.
- Allow the first set of students to race. If time permits let the winners have a final race if desired.
- Have students discuss whether it was difficult to ride a horse.
- Have students share their horse names.
Assessment & Evaluation
Students will race while riding stick horses around the gym. Assessment will be based on showing good sportsmanship and participation.
Modification & Differentiation
Allow students to ‘ride’ as well as possible or carry the stick horse.
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