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Holiday Games and Activities

ISBN:0873223551

ISBN13:9780873223553

Publisher:Human Kinetics Publishers

Author:Barbara Wnek

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Holiday Games and Activities Description


Add fun, fitness, and motor skill development to the holiday seasons with Holiday Games and Activities. These fun activities, developed and field-tested by an experienced elementary physical education specialist, promote the spirit of the season in your classes and help you provide quality physical education for kids in kindergarten through grade 6. They're excellent teaching resources for elementary physical educators, recreation directors, YMCA directors, and playground supervisors.

Holiday Games and Activities divides the school year into eight seasons:

- Back to School
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Winter, Christmas, and Hanukkah
- Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Groundhog Day
- St. Patrick's Day
- Easter
- Summer

For each holiday or season, you'll find physical fitness activities, skills, games, rhythm and dance activities, and illustrated bulletin board ideas. Games and activities like Thankful Turkey Tag, Scrambled Eggs relay race, and Escape From the Spiders obstacle course get students involved and excited about physical education. And their excitement makes teaching fun, too!

To make the games simple for you to teach, Holiday Games and Activities has easy-to-find information that includes:

- ages for which the activity is appropriate,
- activity goals,
- space required,
- equipment needs and preparation requirements,
- safety considerations,
- adaptation suggestions, and
- teaching hints.

You'll also find over 30 certificates and decorations that you can reproduce and use.

Liven up your physical education classes with this collection of holiday games and activities. You and your students will all enjoy it!

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