Pre-K Standards

Physical Development: 3.PK.1, 3.PK.2
Social/Geography: G5.PK.1
Emotional: 2.PK.1b, 5.PK.1b, 5.PK.1d
Creative Expression/Music & Movement: 6.PK.1, 10.PK.1c

Instructions

  1. Have two people each hold an end of a broomstick at chest height
  2. Have each child slowly move under the stick by leaning backward without touching the ground or stick
  3. After everyone has gone, increase the difficulty level by lowering the broom 2 or 3 inches
  4. Continue the game until one child is left

Variation

Play music with increasing or decreasing tempo and move according to the speed of the music

Skills

  • Body and spatial awareness
  • Balance
Lindsay, A. 2020, Stretchy Limbo, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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