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Activity: Door Opener

Objective:

to open door handles (twists, turns, slides, pulls, pushes, etc.)

Materials:

~ 5 door handles  per whole group

Supporting Media:

Prep:


Instructions:

  1. Totetude Warm-up Song
  2. Explain that the reason we respect rules is because rules are important for our safety.  There are rules for the different places we go.  In a library we are quiet, on the playground we can run around and be loud.  In a building we must walk slowly and keep our voices down.
  3. Go on a field trip to different places or rooms.  
  4. Learners should take turns opening doors (classroom, closet, bathroom, refrigerator, car, etc.) and talk about the rules in each place.

Extension:

  • You may want to talk about locks and how to unlock a door in order to open it.  This will be important for leaving a building during an emergency.

Reflections:

  • I am able to open door handles.
  • I am able to listen to what is being said.
  • I am able to offer help.

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Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Anywhere

Meta:

Theme
Respect
Multiple Intelligence
Bodily-Kinesthetic
Bloom Taxonomy
Analyze
Instructional Strategy
Direct Instruction
Subject
Physical Education and Health

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

Anonymous:

February 21, 2014 6:14pm

Diane Marie Squires:

In the house we opened the shower, closet, bathroom, front, refrigerator, and bedroom door. Outside we opened the car, shed, and mailbox door. We also counted all the doors we could find. I was surprised that my daughter did not know how to unlock the front door. Once I showed her, she was able to unlock and open the door. This is important to teach children in case of a fire.