Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
Washington State Health and Fitness K–12 Learning Standard:
EALR 1: The student acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life: Movement, physical fitness, and nutrition.
- Large board
- several plastic pirate hooks
- colored plastic rings
- hot glue gun
- paper and pencil (optional)
Prepare for the activity by creating the ring toss board. Hot glue the pirate hooks to different areas on the large poster board. Paint the board and give each hook a different value. Students can then take turns practicing their underhand throw (you can model it for them if it is their first time practicing this skill). Instruct students to keep track of their points and refresh their addition skills (provide them with paper and pencil if needed).
- Observe and record the student’s gross motor skills during the activity. Were they able to throw the rings underhand? Do not assess the student on how many points they scored, but rather on their throwing technique.
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- Books About Pirates
The Pirate Who Couldn't Say Arrr!
by M.S. CCC-SLP Angie Neal
All pirates say 'Arrr!'...except for one. Discover how Red Legs Lamar learns to say 'Arrr!' as you travel with him on an adventure across the seas to roar this most famous of pirate expressions! The Pirate Who Couldn't Say 'Arrr!' is an interactive story that teaches everyone how to talk like a pirate.
4 - 8 Years