Session 13 - Jump Around!

‘Musical Jumps’ Using lively music with a strong beat, get the children to move around their area to the music. Encourage them to express themselves freely to the music, but give children some pointers, such as big steps, short steps, moving low to the ground, moving high or changing direction.

Introduce different jumps: star, straight, tuck, half twist (always taking off and landing with 2 feet together). When you call out the name of a jump, children must stop and perform that jump.

Extension: Children must come up with their own ‘freestyle’ jump. Encourage them to think about what would make a jump look good: e.g. powerful, good height, hands and toes pointing etc.

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The idea is not to move as quickly as possible but to move with good quality.