Weather “moves” kids in many interesting ways. Successful guided movement activities based on a weather theme can benefit kids in the following areas: physical, social, intellectual, and emotional. The “winds” of March bring with them many inspirational ideas for creative movement. “Wind” words, phrases, poems, and stories can be a fantastic springboard for movement exploration.
A fun idea to get kids moving and physically active is to ask them “How does the wind effect”: leaves, balloons, kites, garbage cans, trees, flags, tents, etc. Some words that usually come up are: glide, whirl, float, soar, tumble, sway, bend, wave, collapse, crash, dive, twirl, shake, flutter, etc. Have the kids find creative ways to “move” like the words listed above.