Kindergarten Academy: Move those Muscles!

Posted by Melissa Devlin on 7/7/2020

 

In addition to growing our brain muscles, Kindergarten is a big time for building the fine and gross motor skills we call our "little muscles and big muscles."  Our little  muscles help us open packages at lunch, hold a pencil for writing, and tie our shoes. Our big muscles help our coordination and ability to play. Meet some more of our Kindergarten Teachers as they help us flex all of our muscles!

 

Gross & Fine Motor

 

We begin with Mrs. Firestone explaining to our new kinders what our big and small muscles are.  

Mrs. Firestone's big and small muscles

 

Check out the great ideas Ms. Stein shares for building both small and gross motor skills! Tons and tons of ideas for activities to keep kids engaged with the activities that help build little muscles in our hands for writing and our big muscles for moving and playing! 

Ms. Stein moving our big and small muscles 

List of Resources from this video

 

Next, Join Mr. Ousley as he does a read aloud that's bound to get everybody up and moving along with all the great action in the alphabet!

Mr. Ousley reads aloud Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy

 

One of our favorite sites is GoNoodle. There is an app available but you can also go to youtube.com to subscribe to their channel. Here's one to get you started: 

Get up and dance with "Banana, Banana, Meatball"

We also love these channels: Indoor Recess, Zumba Kids, Empower Tools, The Champiverse for rainy days when you can't get outside to run, jump, and play!