Opposites, and Following Directions
Objective: Children will learn to follow directions using opposite, position, and attribute words.
- Have stickers—each child will need a variety of stickers, but all children will need the same ones.
- On sheets of paper, have the words “Opposites/Following Directions”
- Find music for the song, The Hokey Pokey.
- Various objects to set up an obstacle course such as:
Whatever you can find.
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Here A Chick, There A Chick by Bruce McMillan
Baby Food by Tansy Dunn
Set up an obstacle course that will require children to learn attributes, positions and opposites. Here is an example:
- walk backward and forward between chairs
- go up stairs to the top and down stairs to the bottom
- crawl under table
- step over stools
- crawl through a tunnel
- go in and out of a small tent
- hop from two legs to one leg alternating left and right
- Read a book(s) then discuss opposites.
- Ask the children to name some opposites.
- What is the opposite of up?
- What is the opposite of out?
- What is the opposite of big?
- Discuss positions words like, middle, top, side, bottom.
1. Following directions paper:
Give the children the “Following Directions” papers and have them place specific stickers on specific places on the paper (back, front, left, right, middle, bottom), for example:
- Place the orange star sticker at the top of your paper.
- Place the pink heart sticker on the left side of your paper.
2. Obstacle Course:
Have children take turns in the Obstacle Course by using position words.
3. Sing and act out, “The Hokey Pokey”.
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