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P.E. Central Lesson Plan: Five Touches
Suggested Grade Level:
2nd and Up
Materials Needed:
Cones for boundaries; self space markers (i;e;; carpet squares or poly spots); beanbags
Lesson Plan:
Description of Idea

Ask the children to find a safe self-space in the gym. Beanbags have been scattered throughout the gym prior to their arrival. Remind them not to touch the beanbags.

To begin the activity ask the students to begin walking throughout general space when the music starts. They are to avoid the beanbags as they are moving. When the music stops, the teacher will call out a body part (e.g. elbow, tummy, back). The students are then to touch that body part on five different beanbags as quickly and as safely as possible.

The last one they touch will be their "home." They are to sit by that beanbag, and wait for the music to start and the game will be repeated.


Have the students choose a body part

Have them use a different locomotor pattern

For the older students instead of telling them the number have them figure out a math problem (i.e., 8-4+1)

TEACHERS NOTE: Throughout the activity remind students to move safely especially when touching the beanbags. They need to keep their eyes up and be considerate of others.
Mike Imergoot who teaches at Mark Twain Elementary School in Brentwood , MO . Posted on PEC: 3/15/2001.
This lesson plan was provided courtesy of P.E. Central (
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