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Jump (Horizontal) Good jumpers can play:

Good jumpers:

Basketball

Volleyball

1. Reach their arms back. 3. Explode off the floor 4. Land on their with both feet! Push heels, with both 2. Bend their knees (it’s like pushing down on a coiled spring ).

off with their toes and swing their arms upward. Soar like Superman!

Try a Rhyme

Good jumpers coordinate the arm and spring action for power. Swing your arms up as you spring off the floor for a powerful jump.

to help get the rhythm Diving

Skipping

Helpers Say: “Try two or three swings to get a rhythm before you take off.” “I can’t believe you can jump so far!”

feet at the same time, shoulder width apart.

“Swing my arms and bend my knees and like a rocket... one, two, three!”

It’s fun to jump! H

the length of your body - lie down, have a partner mark the distance from head to foot try to jump that distance.

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try to jump from one sidewalk crack to another

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continuously for different distances like a frog jumping away different heights short and high long and low

short

long short


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Jump (Horizontal) Create An Activity Family Tree! Invite relatives and/or other adults to tell you about the activities they enjoyed as a child. Try to ask different ages/generations.

When I was a child I liked to play .... (adults’ response)

(name)

(name)

(name)

(name)

Activities:

Activities:

Activities:

Activities:

Physical activities I like to play .... (child’s response)

Helpers can assist you to write their names and activities.

Word Search! H H H H H H H H

Bend knees Reach arms back Swing arms forward Explode up + forward Push off with toes Swing arms upward Stretch your body out Land softly

Secret Word:

____

Words may be written forward, backwards, up, down or diagonally. Find the highlighted words and put a line through them. Unscramble the remaining letters to find the secret word.

Jump For Joy! Something I think about, or picture in my mind that helps me jump high and far is ...

Write a story about an animal or person that likes to jump.


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