Air Flow Lesson – Cooperative Activity for Grades 1-5

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I am a Physical Education Teacher at the Math, Science and Arts Academy West in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Our school participated in Take Your Parent to P.E. Week from September 24th through 28th. One of the lessons I chose to include was the Air Flow Lesson. This lesson was demonstrated by Chris Walker at an Open Phy Ed Training. The training was sponsored by Eat Move Grow Louisiana.

Air Flow is an activity that works on cooperation, communication, creativity and cardiorespiratory endurance. I have done this activity in modified forms with grades 1st-5th. The students has so much fun during the Air Flow lesson, that they are actually the ones who convinced me to include this activity in Take Your Parent to P.E. Week. So I need to give a HUGE shout out to my students.

VIDEO:

Equipment:

Instructions:

The objective is to get as many ping pong balls as you can on the polyspot in 3 minutes (I say one song).

Start all students from the same side of the area of play. Place poly spot 20-25 feet away from the students. Students will have the frisbees and ping pong ball opposite of the poly spot. Students fan the ping pong on to the poly spot, without touching the ping pong. The ping pong must stop on the poly spot. If the ping pong is touched, the students must start all over. If successful, start another ping pong and try to get it to the poly spot like the first.

Modifications:

  • Use another type of ball (i.e. beach ball, golf ball, etc.)
  • Increase or lower time
  • Use non-dominant hand
  • Shorten or increase the distance of the poly spot

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About Jennie Graves:

I am a Physical Education teacher in Plaquemine, Louisiana who loves crafting, my students, my family, and riding on the back of my husband’s Harley Davidson. I currently live in Addis, Louisiana with my husband Chris and our three kids: Abby, Wyatt and Kameron. This is my 15th year as an Elementary P.E. teacher. I got my Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from LSU. Go Tigers!

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