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    Healthy Bodies and Creative Movement



    Songs, Books, and Stories

    Special Activities


    Our bodies are all unique and special. Our bodies have many different parts.

    It’s My Body, ABC by Lola Schaefer

    “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”

    We will play a game where we identify and name different parts of our body.


    Exercise and movement helps to keep our bodies healthy.

    Taking Care of Yourself: Getting Exercise by Siân Smith

    “Run in Place”

    We will share movement activities that we like to do with our families, and make a chart of all of the things we like to do.


    There are many different ways that we can move our bodies.

    Now I Know: Kicking, Running, and Stretching by Melvin and Gilda Berger

    “Run in Place”

    We will play a movement game that incorporates a variety of movements, such as throwing, catching, kicking, running, walking, and jumping.


    Yoga is one way that we can move our bodies.

    Little Yoga by Rebecca Whitford and Martina Selway

    “Run in Place”

    “Things That I Can Be”

    We will participate in a handful of yoga poses together, and experience balancing, stretching, relaxing, and holding our bodies in the positions.


    Dancing is one way that we can move our bodies. We can dance to music in many different ways.

    Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

    “Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands”

    We will dance together to various genres of music in our own unique ways.

    Changes to the Environment

    The dramatic play center will become a healthy food kitchen. For small motor play we will thread ribbon through felt buttons, and for large motor play we will balance on the balance beam and practice walking up and down stairs. For sensory play we will explore the different textures and weights of sensory balls. For construction, we will continue to build with the large hollow blocks. For art we will paint using cotton balls and clothespins.

    Special Notes