WARM UP GAMES
Name of the Game:
Front to Front Early Stage 1
Children stand in pairs. The teacher calls out "front to front" and the children have to get into a pair and stand 'front to front',i.e. face each other. The teacher may change the instruction e.g.: back to back, elbow to elbow, side to side, toe to toe, finger to finger,
knee to knee, hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder. The teacher then shouts “change” and the children have to quickly find a ne
w partnerand stand in the manner of the teacher's last instruction. Mix them up too, e.g. finger to shoulder, knee to hip, front to back etc.
Modification: Students may run around till the teacher call out an instruction, then they must quickly get into a pair, or if instructed agroup of e.g. 3, 4 or 5, where all students much have the same part touching.
Why is this game important for this stage?
Locomotion Skills- Running/sprinting
Communication- Active listening
Elements of movement- Relationships with other people
What are the PDHPE skills involved in this game? How?
Communicating outcome: COES1.1; Expresses feelings needs and wants in appropriate ways.
Indicator- Responds to simple instructions and rules
Students will have to listen and respond to the teacher’s
instruction of which body part must touch and when to change partners.2-
Games and Sports Outcome:GSES1.8; Demonstrates fundamental movement skills while playing
Indicator- Participates in games where cooperation is important for success.
Students must work with each other to identify how best to join their body parts.3-
Moving Outcome: MOES1.4; Demonstrates a basic awareness of how basic movement skills apply in play & other introductory movement.
Indicator- walk, runs, slides at different tempos/speeds
nts have to ‘quickly’ change partners, by running, this may incorporate different tempos, as they dodge and find each other.
Equipment and Teaching cues:
Remember to Mix up body parts i.e.: Toe to hip etc.
Tell children to “watch out for each other” as
they move around.
Point to body part when instructing what needs to touch. (remind them to ONLY touch that part of body)