WATCH ME MOVE MY BODY!
Around and Around
Show children a spinning top, and ask them how they think it works. Let them
play with several tops. Ask children to move like the top and describe the sen-
sation. Give children hula hoops, streamers, and other materials for making
circular motions outside.
spinning tops, hula hoops, and streamers
Visit an amusement park or carousel
to see and feel the movement of the
Distribute clean tires across an
indoor or outdoor open area, and
encourage each child to walk around
the top of each tire.
LPE ! Safety Note: Be aware that rubber
tires contain volatile organic com-
pounds (VOCs) and may also con-
tain heavy metals—do not use tires
that are deteriorating.
Have children hold hands and form
a circle. Play music, chant, or sing
while having children move to the
right, then to the left, then to the cen-
ter, and then out again.
ALPE Play the song “The Bungee Jumpers”
by Sharon Shannon or “See Me Spin-
ning” by Lora L. Holmes and Jessie L.
Gaynor, and encourage children to
move to the music according to the
lyrics (jumping or spinning).