Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Mountain, Valley, River Masking tape Make a masking tape line down the middle of the room. The line will need to be long enough for all kids. If needed, make several lines spaced around the room for groups of kids. Guide all kids to stand on the tape line. Say:
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Clay Charades Clay or play dough Choose a kid to start the game. Tell the kid to use the clay to mold a vegetable, fruit, or other food. The other kids can guess what is being made. After kids guess, choose another kid to mold. (You could group kids into
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Ark of the Covenant Relay Pool noodles, dishpans or boxes Demonstrate carrying the “ark of the covenant.” Two kids should stand one in front of the other and hold the ends of the pool noodles. Balance the dishpan or box on the pool noodles. Tell the two kids to walk
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Letter Scramble Paper squares or index cards, marker Print these letters on squares or cards: d, a, v, i, d, j, o, n, a, t, h, a, n. Make multiple sets if needed so each child will have a card. Mix the cards and hand a letter to each child.
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Draw with Your Feet Large paper, colored pencils (or regular pencils) Lay large paper on the floor. Place chairs next to each piece of paper. Invite kids to sit in the chairs and take off one shoe each. They can hold pencils with their toes and try to draw or
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Job Charades Cards or paper strips with names of jobs and occupations Ask a volunteer to choose a card and silently read it. Lead the child to act out actions (with no talking) that relate to the occupation. The group can guess what job or occupation the child is doing.