Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Count and Sit No materials needed. Lead kids to stand in a circle. Indicate which kid should start. Kids count off up to 10. The child who says “10” sits down. The next child starts again with 1. Continue going around the circle, the standing kids counting, until only one
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Move Across Materials: three pieces of paper per team Group the kids into teams. Gather teams at one end of the play area. Tell kids that they must move their team members from one end of the play area to the other end without stepping on the floor. Two kids
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Carrying Grain Materials: popcorn kernels, tweezers or small spoons, bowls Place a bowl with kernels on a table at one end of the play area. Place an empty bowl on a table at the other end of the play area. Guide kids to take turns moving the kernels to the
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Color the Coat Materials: paper cut into coat shapes, crayons Give each child a coat. Lead kids to place the coat shapes on top of their heads and color the coats. Set a timer for 1 minute for kids to color their coats. After the minute, examine the kids’ work.