Hooray! March has finally arrived. March brings hope that Spring is upon us, especially here in Minnesota. March means basketball tournaments, shamrock shakes, and St. Patrick’s Day. March also means that we are playing fun gross motor games with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The clover hop is a great way to get kids up and moving. It can be used for therapy, in the classroom, and at home. I love the fact this game works with a single child all the way up to a class full of students.
1. Lay clovers out on the floor with movement words written on the clovers. Have the same amount of clovers as you do kids on the floor. Save yourself time and buy the clovers now in the St. Patrick’s Day Movement Games laminating clovers is a good idea, that way you can use them again and again.
2. Have music available. Movement and music go hand in hand!
3. Turn on the music and let the kids hop or walk between clovers- what ever works better in your setting.
4. When the music stops have the kids perform the action written on their clover.
5. Start the music again and play resumes.
This can easily be modified to a musical chairs like game. Have one less clover then students playing. When the music stops the student who is not on the clover is out.
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY ACTIVITIES
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