Please Note: This activity corresponds directly to the book “Running Is Totally For Me”.
Review with your child the difference between nouns (people, places, objects) and verbs (action words). Together come up with verbs that they can read that describe movements within the sports from the book. (Ex: jump, hop, spin, walk, twist) Write one word per index card. You can also use the provided printable cards below.
The child draws an index card, reads the word and performs the word. If you have two children the game can be set up as a race or a relay for multiple children.
Add an additional stack of index cards with numbers on them to practice identifying numerals. The child can then do the action word that many times or that many seconds.
To allow your children to experience this activity to the fullest degree you will want to purchase the corresponding book “Running Is Totally For Me”.