(Ages 3 – 4)

Class 2 – Blocking & Crawling

Static Warm-Up – 7 Minutes
  • Arms: Hold seal position
  • Legs: Hold jack-in-the-box
  • Abs: Hold feet out the water
  • Core: Hold Spiderman’s
Mat Chat – 3-minutes (Includes Water Break)
  • Today we are going to work on BLOCKING and CRAWLING.
  • Who can tell me what BLOCKING means?
  • Who can tell me what CRAWLING means?
  • We are going to play the following BLOCKING drill: Protect the Castle
  • We are going to play the following CRAWLING drill: Bridge the Gap
Skill-Building Drills – 7 Minutes

Protect the Castle:

The student will block pads that are thrown at their makeshift castle. This will help the students build good hand-eye-coordination and spatial awareness.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to do their blocks correctly and their castle stays safe, the instructor will do three pushups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see when the pads are coming towards them, and block at the appropriate time so their castle stays safe.

Bridge the Gap:

The student will practice CRAWLING by demonstrating their ability to show balance as they bear crawl over unstable objects. This will challenge them physically by requiring to engage all their muscles to complete the challenge.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If they can crawl all the way across the bags, and without falling over, then the instructor will have three pushups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: ATTENTION CONTROL – The students must crawl across bags without falling over, being careful how they crawl. This works on their ability to complete a task and focus on one thing for a long time, as they have to crawl all the way across the pads without falling over.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Side bends
  • Pat your back/li>
  • Kneeling reach forward
  • Kneeling reach backward
Game – 3-minutes
  • Ninja Ninja Turtle
  • End of Class Announcments:

    2 Minutes