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Scooter Games offers 100-plus creative and challenging games for kids to learn cooperative play, teamwork, problem solving, and sportsmanship while enjoying a fun physical activity. Includes interdisciplinary activities. These games provide a refreshing break from the SOS (same old stuff) they’ve grown accustomed to.
Scooters, kids, and fun are natural partners. Kids love scooting, and it’s great physical activity—but, until now, few books have focused on scooter activities or provided guidance on incorporating them into the curriculum in meaningful ways.
Scooter Games is an easy-to-use book that will help you find creative ways to integrate cooperative, tag, relay, team, or interdisciplinary scooter activities into your curriculum. Through the more than 100 productive and ready-to-use activities in Scooter Games, you can address the following topics:
Math, health, science, and language arts concepts
Teamwork and sportsmanship
In doing so, you will help children improve their social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, and physical skills.
The scooter games and activities are divided into six categories: individual exploration, cooperative exploration, tag activities, relay activities, team games, and interdisciplinary games. The book contains 50 reproducibles to enhance the safety and fun and to help you assess the students. It also offers information to help you make the case for buying scooters if you don’t already have them, and advice on caring for the scooters and using them safely. You can use the game finder to quickly locate the type of game you want.
Scooter Games will capture kids’ interest, enthusiasm, energy, and desire to remain active through their growing years. And it will help you enhance your curriculum—and become your students’ all-time favorite physical education teacher!
Part I. Off to a Good Start With Scooters Chapter 1. Benefits and Background of Scooter Play
Social and Emotional Development
Play and Scooter Games
History of Scooter Boards
Chapter 2. Teaching Sportsmanship With Scooters
A Definition of Sportsmanship
Chapter 3. Preparing to Play
Working With Scooters
Caring for Scooters
Safety With Scooters
Part II. Scooter Games Chapter 4. Individual Exploration Chapter 5. Cooperative Exploration Chapter 6. Tag Activities Chapter 7. Relay Activities Chapter 8. Team Games Chapter 9. Interdisciplinary Games
Appendix A: Recommended Resources and Links Appendix B: Assessment Tools Appendix C: Safety Tools Appendix D: Sportsmanship Tools Appendix E: Games Reproducibles
About the Author
Reference and games book for physical education teachers, classroom teachers who teach PE, and recreation and youth leaders.
Tony L. Larson is a physical education teacher at Twin Lakes Elementary in Elk River, Minnesota. He has taught physical education since 1987. He earned a master’s degree from HamlineUniversity and is currently a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). He serves as athletic director for a private school and is responsible for volleyball, basketball, and all K-8 sport programs. Tony and his wife, Camilla, reside in Excelsior, Minnesota, where he enjoys spending time with their two busy daughters, Shae and Tali. He coaches soccer and enjoys landscaping in his free time.