Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

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For our study of Iceland, our gross motor activity was the toga hönk (tuga war) which was an important competition to the Vikings. The name literally means tugging on a loop, or a hank. Not much is known about the exact details, but it is believed that two men sat on the floor or the … Continue reading Toga hönk [Tuga War] – Viking Gross Motor Activity

Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

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Usain St Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay, and considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. As part of our study of Jamaica, it made sense to honor him with a learning activity. I try … Continue reading Jamaica Unit Study: Run like Usain Bolt [Gross Motor Activity]

England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

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We combined our gross motor activity and our indigenous game/toy for our England unit. Hoop rolling, also called hoop trundling, is both a sport and a child's game in which a large hoop is rolled along the ground, generally by means of an object wielded by the player. The aim of the game is to … Continue reading England Unit Study: Hoop & Stick Game [Gross Motor Activity]

JAPAN Unit: Kata – Gross Motor Martial Arts Activity

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When I was in college, I studied Zen Do Kai, a form of martial arts based on Shotokan, which originated in Japan. Both in practice and in testing, we performed "Kata" which are simulated fights. With the strong ties to Japan, I thought this would make a perfect gross motor activity for my daughter. Kata … Continue reading JAPAN Unit: Kata – Gross Motor Martial Arts Activity

Walk Like a Camel – Gross Motor Activity

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Working on fine and gross motor skills is an essential part of #handsonlearning. As part of our study of Israel, I thought it may be fun to try to walk like a camel. Honestly it's much harder than it looks as camels have a very interesting gait. They pace instead of trot, meaning the legs … Continue reading Walk Like a Camel – Gross Motor Activity