Giving a time sequence of 15-30 seconds per movement, depending on the age of the child or children, give a spacial directive they must create at their desk or spot on the rug in SILENCE.
Tell the students…
“When I name a movement (or hold up a flashcard with a movement written on it) you are to move that way, in your space, until I give you the next movement, OK , make yourself…”
If you see the children are struggling coming up with original movements you can add a slight narration to keep things moving…TALL like a building or a tree….SMALL like a bug or a piece of dust…LOUD like a marching band or a highway….SLOW like a peanut butter or mud…etc.
To make it MORE THAN MOVEMENT…you can make it a music activity by playing music in the background while the students move…You can make it an art project by having them move a crayon across a paper instead of physically moving…You can turn it into a creative writing exercise by having them write a story using as many of the movement terms as they can…the possibilities are endless!
However, the main idea is to keep moving and using creativity throughout the day. After sitting for a while in a classroom, kids need to move. Teachers do too. Join in the fun!