Four Math-Packed Movement Activities

Over, Under, and Around. Explore spatial relations with an outdoor obstacle course. Children can go under the bridge, across the path, over the table, and around the tree.

Pattern Hoops. Set out a row of hoops and let children dance through them, following a pattern and making a specific movement inside each hoop -- hop, jump, hop!

In-and-Out Dance. Children can explore spatial relations as they dance inside and outside a circle taped on the floor or ground.

Child Graphs. Make bar graphs -- using children! They can stand in lines -- depending on how they voted, what color they're wearing, or their favorite food -- and then see which is longest.

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