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An Opportunity for all!
Week 2: April 14, 2020
Skill of the week: More running!!
Efficient running is a skill that impacts a lot of physical
activity. It also builds strength to participate and enjoy activities.
Let's add to this skill. You can do this around the house or in the yard.
Last week we did Marching drills…marching on the spot lifting alternating
1. Rear end kicks or Butt kicks ..student kicks heels back up towards the backside, alternately of course! Head up facing forward, and arms moving gently back and forth as the marching drill. Move forward taking very small steps. You can vary speed to enrich it or move outside on the grass or try going up a slight hill
2. Fast Feet or Quick feet. Have the student not lift their feet but rather quickly tap their feet in a quick motion, on the balls of the feet ,moving SLOWLY forward .. again head up and landing lightly on their feet not slamming. Emphasis is quiet and quick and head up
Teaching points to use - light on the feet, land on the balls of the feet, keep head up don’t look at the floor (it doesn’t move!) do a time progression over the week.
Arms should swing slightly, right knee up, left arm forward (bent at elbow with the thumb sliding by your hip and in an upward arc.
* Keep up the marching drills as well!
Game of the week: Bean Bag Golf
Create a mini golf course around the house using hula hoops or pots and pans ..tap the targeted item if needed to help with locating. You can use flashing lights if appropriate as well. Start with underhanded toss. We will progress to overhand in future games and skills. Small stuffy toys all work as bean bag substitutes.
Equipment of the week: Bean Bags!
Beg, borrow, or make bean bags. They can be used for many activities. They can be colourful, and they can be textured to differentiate. Bean bags are great for learning to throw or toss. They are easy to grip and pickup. They are soft to catch when learning to catch. Bean bags can be used for throwing at or tossing to targets. As an example, using hula hoops either tied up to hang in the air or on the ground.
Websites of the week
There are many websites that provide physical literacy ideas and activities now. BC Blind Sports may be able to provide suggestions how possible adaptations. If something looks interesting and you wish more information please contact us!
Active for Life
Please contact us with any questions or suggestions for resources to add to this program.
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