Hi friends! Have you ever wanted to be the teacher? to be the one in charge? to be the one to have great ideas that your friends all love? and to just be plain silly at the same time? Now is your chance! You and your friends get to make up your own silly obstacle course that everyone will get to go through. Hopefully it will make your friends laugh and have lots of fun!! Good luck on finding your silliness.
Your task, as an obstacle course creator, will be the following:
introduce yourselves to your group by telling them one silly thing you like to do when playing outside
watch the videos about obstacle courses from the given links
participate in group discussion about everyone's ideas for a silly obstacle course
learn about what a locomotor skill is
learn about what an object control skill is
write and/or draw pictures of how the obstacle course is played and what space and equipment is used
share the group's silly obstacle course idea with the class
Be a part of a silent classroom ballot vote on which group's obstacle course should be tried first
Visit bookmarked websites to learn more about obstacle courses and being active
Following the teacher's directions, you will pull a number from the hat and go sit with the other students who have your same number until the whole class is divided into 5 groups of 5 students.
all students will open their chrome books and watch the three videos together as a group and pay attention to the equipment, the skills being done and how things are set up
after watching each video, each student will draw or write in a list, what they liked about each obstacle course and any other ideas that came into their minds from watching the videos
discuss as a group each person's silly ideas for making the group obstacle course (sillyness can be about the equipment used, the movements done while going through it, or the order of the parts, etc)
watch the video describing locomotor skills and what they are
watch the video describing object control skills and what they are
discuss and agree within group about which one locomotor skill and which one object control skill will be used in your obstacle course
discuss and agree on what each final part of the obstacle course is, which order they will go in, what equipment (if any) is needed, and if signs are needed at each part so students know what to do
decide among your group which of the 5 parts of the obstacle course each one will draw or write about and then put it together in order on paper
each group will describe or explain their obstacle course to the class, including: 1. why its silly or what about it is silly? 2. why the one locomotor and object control skills were picked?
participate in classroom vote on favorite obstacle course by circling name of it from list on piece of paper , folding and turning in to teacher.
You will watch a video
and share one interesting fact with your teacher about obstacle courses and how they help with being active
Obstacle Course Silliness WebQuest
The group created an excellent 5 part obstacle course with a high level of silliness
the student participated in watching all 5 obstacle course and skill videos
the student wrote or drew a very detailed explanation of their part of the obstacle course
the student was very positive and encouraging to everyone in the group during group discussions and work
The group created an above average good 5 part obstacle course with a medium level of silliness
the student participated in watching in 4 of 5 obstacle course and skill videos
the student wrote or drew a detailed explanation of their part of the obstacle course
the student was somewhat positive and encouraging to everyone in the group during group discussions and work
The group created an average 5 part obstacle course with a low level of silliness
the student participated in watching in 3 of 5 obstacle course and skill videos
the student wrote or drew an explanation of their part of the obstacle course, but it was not totally clear.
the student was only positive and encouraging to others in the group during group discussions , but not during work of writing or drawing.
The group created a below average 5 part obstacle course with no silliness
the student participated in watching in 2 of 5 obstacle course and skill videos
the student wrote or drew a very minimal explanation of their part of the obstacle course, and it was not clear what the obstacle was.
the student was quiet during group discussions and work and did not interact with the others.
Now that you have finished your obstacle course with silliness and heard about the ones that the other groups made, what did you find most interesting about the different parts that others came up with? Did you like them because the movements/ obstacles were easy, or difficult, or complicated, or brand new to you? How did using a silly obstacle course make being active more enjoyable for you? I hope you have learned that being active and learning to move in new and challenging ways can be fun!
Here are some more resources for how to create obstacle courses at home or outdoors ,in different places your family may like to go. There are always opportunities for movement and learning to go together and this makes children better able to learn in all ways. Have fun being silly!!