Fun and Fitness Field Day-Event Plan

Question

Fun and Fitness Field Day

Use your field experience hours for discussion with your classroom teacher. You are designing an event; you are not implementing it.

Flyer

Create a 75-125-word flyer that invites families to the Fun and Fitness Field Day. Within the flyer provide the address, time, place, and all other pertinent information that families will need to know.

Please note that a field day is an event that usually takes place at school. It includes fitness activities such as running races, sack races, parachute activities, water balloon toss, etc. The event plan must be for a field day; it is not okay to change or modify this event.

Event Plan                                                                                                                                        

Design a 100-250-word Fun and Fitness Field Day plan of events appropriate for the young children in your practicum setting that can be used in your future classroom.  The word count is for each activity.The plan should be a plain on a plain Word document. Please be sure to see the example below.

Include the following for five fitness activities appropriate for the age group. For each activity, you must provide the following information:

Description –Provide the name and general description of the activity.

Time and location- Where and when will the activity take place?

Directions-How will you complete the activity? You need to provide the directions/instructions.

Materials-List all materials needed for the activity.

Modification for students with special needs- How will you modify the activity for students with special needs?

Sample paper

Event Plan

Activity 1

Water Balloon Toss: Students will toss water balloons in teams. The game challenges the players to catch a fragile balloon without bursting it and getting wet.

Time and Location: The activity will take place between 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM when the sun is hottest. There is risk of participants getting wet. The event will take place on the soccer field.

Directions: Participants will form teams of about 10 to 15 members (an even number of teams is necessary). Each team will have a balloon filled with water. The teams will form two lines of players, with members from the different teams facing each other. The teams toss water balloons at each other. The last team having an intact balloon makes the win.

Materials: Balloons, water in a bucket, funnel.

Modification: Members with special needs will catch the water balloons from a relatively shorter distance from the opposite team members.

Standard 1: The students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns (OSPI, 2016).

Activity 2

Sack Races: Participants will place both legs inside a sack reaching up to their waist and compete like in an actual race. Participants compete as individuals.

Time and Location: The activity will take place from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. The event will take place on the racetrack.

Directions: Participants will compete in groups. The top three from each group will proceed for the final sack race. The first person to cross the finish line while hopping on the sack will be the winner.

Material: Gunny sacks, ribbon to mark the finish line

Modification: Participants hop over a shorter distance.

Standard 2: Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance (OSPI, 2016).

Activity 3

Parachute Activities: Students will engage in a variety of games involving the use of a parachute and balls.

Time and Location: The activity will take place between 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM, at the basketball court.

Directions: Students will hold the parachute on the edges making circle. The students will make waves, engage in merry-go-rounds, play ‘popcorn’, make the ‘mushroom’, roller ball, and ‘poison snakes’.

Materials: Parachute, balls, jump ropes

Modification: Students may conduct some activities while seated, for instance, rolling a ball along the edges.

Standard 1: Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns (OSPI, 2016).

Activity 4

Balloon Ball: Students will try to keep balloons off the ground for the longest time possible.

Time and Location: The activity will take place between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. The activity will take place in an empty class or hall.

Directions: Students will play in teams. The goal for each team is to keep two balloons off the ground for the longest time possible. Once a balloon touches the ground or bursts, the game ends.

Materials: Balloons

Modification: Students can play catch with the balloons whereby they throw the balloons at each other.

Standard 1: Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns (OSPI, 2016).

Activity 5

Animal Races: Students will hope like a frog towards the finish line.

Time and Location: The activity will take place between 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM. The activity will take place at the soccer field

Directions: Students will hop on their legs like a frog from the starting point to a finishing point. The student who completes the animal race first becomes the winner.

Materials: Ribbon to mark the finish line, row markers

Modification: Students may hop over a relatively shorter distance.

Standard 2: Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance (OSPI, 2016).

Reference

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) (2016). Washington State Health and        Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards.  Retrieved from:  http://www.k12.wa.us/HealthFitness/Standards/PhysicalEducationK-         12LearningStandards.pdf

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