Dec. 15, 2010: Play in a Winter Wonderland
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1. Draw pictures on index cards of yourself and friends doing winter activities. On the back of each card, write a safety tip for the activity on the front.
2. Divide a piece of paper into two columns. In one column, paste newspaper words/pictures of winter clothes you should wear outdoors. In the second, paste words/pictures of equipment you use in winter activities.
3. In the newspaper, circle sports teams, foods or toys that have wintry names.
4. How can each of these help you stay safe: (a) a chair, (b) a pole, (c) a helmet, and (d) mittens?
5. Write a short story about your favorite winter activity.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standards:
- Students understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. (Physical Education)
- Students understand that security is a basic need of humans, including following safety rules, avoiding injury and knowing where to go for help. (Science: Personal Health)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)