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Jump (Horizontal) Good jumpers can play:
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
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.
try to jump from one sidewalk crack to another
continuously for different distances like a frog jumping away different heights short and high long and low
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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 .... (adultsâ€™ response)
Physical activities I like to play .... (childâ€™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
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.