(Ages 3 – 4)

Class 5 – Hopping

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 HOPPING.
  • Who can tell me what HOPPING means?

Here are the three hopping tips that I want everyone to practice today:

1. Keep your feet together as you hop. 2. Bend your knees before you hop. 3. Keep your head up as you jump.
Skill-Building Drills – 15 Minutes

Cat and Mouse:

The students will play a game of chase in a circle while hopping into rings. This is great for building balance, control, gross motor skills, social skills, and spatial awareness.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: HEALTHY COMPETITION – The students will compete to see who can hop the fastest.
  • Brain SKILLZ: DIVIDED ATTENTION – The student will focus on hopping while also being fast enough to not get tagged.

Number Hops:

The students will work on their HOPPING by hopping side to side without stepping on the yellow bar and only doing the number of hops given.
  • Teaching SKILLZ: EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student get 5 hopping combos in a row correctly without touching the stick and while keeping feet together, then the instructor will do 3 push-ups.
  • Brain SKILLZ: VISUAL PROCESSING – The student will focus on hopping correctly while also not touching the stick.
Passive Stretches: 5-minutes
  • Side bends
  • Pat your back
  • Kneeling reach forward
  • Kneeling reach backward
Game – 3-minutes
  • Ninja Ninja Turtle

End of Class Announcments:

2 Minutes