Pre-K Standards

Physical Development: 1.PK.1, 2.PK.1, 3.PK.1, 4.PK.1, 5.PK.1
Social/Emotional: H1.PK.1, 5.PK.1b
Creative Expression/Music & Movement: 10.PK.1a, 10.PK.1b
Visual Arts: 2.PK.4


  1. Cut out various paper shapes and duct tape on the floor.
  2. Have your children walk, hop, or skip on the shapes when music is playing.
  3. When the music stops, children must stop and shout out the name of the shape they are on.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Musical Shapes, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3038

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To improve healthy eating and movement in children, a media project was developed with the help of community partners that promoted dance and play through music. Results indicated that children who participated in the program demonstrated improvement in healthy behaviors (signif...
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