PreK Week 6 Near/Far & Body Parts

PreK Week 6 Near/Far & Body Parts Video

PreK Week 6 Near/Far & Body Parts PowerPoint




PreK Near/Far & Body Parts Body Awareness
Equipment Needed
  • Cones
  • Spots
  • Hoops
  • Bean Bags
  • Speaker
  • Computer
  • Projector
Content Standard Benchmarks or Common Core Standards
Learning Goals, Objectives, Expected Outcomes


  1. Move safely among other children as they travel through space.
  2. Demonstrate the concepts of Near and Far.
  3. Find a space to work not near any other students or object in the room.
  4. Find at least three different ways to travel.
  5. Travel quickly to a place near and far from the cones.
  6. Place the appropriate body part in the hoop when signaled.
  7. Actively participates in the lesson activities and exercises.
  8. Gain strength and flexibility through movement and stretching exercises.
  9. Manipulate and creatively explore activities with a hoop in own space.


  1. Discuss the concepts of Near and Far.
  2. Describe how they traveled during the lesson


  1. Have Fun
Entrance Routine This entrance routine is specific to your school community.
Part 1


SafetyReview the safety rule and what it means to be safe in physical education.

Instruct the children to get a bean bag and find a place to stand inside the boundaries.

Body Parts

Warm up with the bean bag song from Hap Palmer.  It has some throwing and catching, its ok to just have fun.  Focus on the body parts that they are using during the song.  When the song is finished continue warming up with some Near and Far practice.


Instruct the children to put their bean bag away and get a hoop that matches the color of their bean bag and stand inside it somewhere inside the boundaries.  When everyone has a hoop, explain that they will be traveling with their hoop when you say go, and stopping with the hoop on the ground when you say stop!  Use the slides to let the children also know when it is time to travel and stop.  When you are sure they are stopping quickly and traveling safely, move onto the next part.

Near and far

Practice putting the hoops near a specific boundary, this will also let you work on color recognition.  Once they are all near the boundary, ask them to find a place inside the boundaries, but far from the boundaries.  Continue going back and forth to different parts of the boundary and finding places far from the boundaries until you have reviewed all six boundaries.  The last call should be “FAR from the cones and all the other hoops!”  Point out the hoops that are in good spaces, far from everything!

Part 2

New skill or concept

With the children set up with their hoops in good far spaces, explain that they will now be traveling around all the hoops.  Their hoop will stay on the ground, while they travel all around the room, avoiding the hoops, but staying in the boundaries.  When you say stop, they should freeze.  After they are successfully traveling around the hoops inside the boundaries and stopping when you call stop, introduce the next step.“This time when I call stop, find the nearest hoop and stop inside it.  The faster you stop the better, look for really close hoops, make sure no one else is already in it!”  Practice traveling and stopping a few times, looking for children that are stopping and getting to a hoop safely and quickly.  Point out cool ways you see they are traveling.When you are satisfied that the children are traveling safely, inside the boundaries and stopping quickly and getting to a hoop on the signal, move onto part 3. The video has the children using spots to do this activity.  I changed it because I found it was more concrete to put the hoops down on the ground and it was more fun at the beginning of the lesson to travel around with the hoops pretending they are space ships and boats and cars and turtle shells and all kinds of great travel vehicles.
Part 3


With everyone in their hoop, review the basic body parts and where they are.  Have everyone point to or touch the body part as you say it.  Head, Shoulders (two of them) Chest, Elbows, Hands, Stomach, Hips, Back, Seat, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Knees/patella, Shins, Feet, Toes and Heels.Now we’re going to use those body parts to play a game called Musical Body Parts!  When the music plays, you will travel, that’s easy, and you know how to do that.  When the music stops a body part will pop up on the screen.  You have to put that body part in the hoop!  Watch out as you travel, be safe and look for open spaces.  When the music stops, find the closest hoop and put the body part on the screen, in your hoop!The song goes on for about 10 minutes.  Plenty of time to practice traveling and stopping and body parts.
Teaching Tips

Point out the children that are traveling safely.

Point out the cool ways you see them traveling.

When they stop, praise the children that get to the hoops quickly and safely.

Point out the students putting the correct body part in the hoop.

Part 4

Stretching & closure

Hamstring One LegChoose 3 stretches to do with the class.  Ask them to put away the hoops and get a mat to stretch on.Count to ten while you do each stretch.  Groin Stretch

Hamstring Both Legs

Review the body parts they used and the different ways they traveled.  They may remember the body parts they put the bean bags on during the Hap Palmer song!

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