Improve fine motor skills
Materials: outline of salmon on paper or tag board, lined paper to make
a book, butcher block paper to line the wall to create a mural
Description: Each student will create a book about one part of the
lifecycle of a salmon using booklets available in class for resource .
Directions: Each student will color an outline of a salmon, cut it out,
paste it in a book and write a poem or story using proper letter
formation, spacing and placement on line. Each student will contribute
to a classroom mural, which will be the backdrop for a class skit. Each
Group of 3 students will perform a short skit about the part of the
salmon lifecycle they were assigned.
Plan Theme: The importance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest
Objective: Improve gross motor skills while learning about salmon
Description: Students will participate in two stations and an obstacle
course set up in the gym depicting parts of the lifestyle of salmon.
Station 1: Stretches and strengthening exercises that
relate to hatching fry and preparation for journey to ocean.
Station 2: Movement/dance with scarves and “nature” music related to
water to depict salmon swimming in ocean.
Obstacle Course: depicting returning salmon
Trampoline: fish jumping over rocks.
Walk up three self-standing steps, jump off the top step:
Crawl through tunnel: fish under logs