(Great for listening skills and developing self control)
This is a great large group activity.
Play music and ask your students to dance. Tell them that when you pause the music you want them to pose and hold that pose until the music starts again.
This is the beginning of the school year, this is when you need to show children new to school how fun it can be. Its also time to assess their skills while they have some fun! Set up an obstacle course in the classroom. Give them directions, go under the chair, jump over the block wall,etc.
Have you tried tumbling in your classroom? We love to tumble! We got a low cost fold-able tumbling mat online.
Try yoga in your classroom, yoga helps to keep everyone calm! Teach your self a few moves before you get started with the kids. There are some really great print outs throughout the internet that you can print and laminate and use as a guide as you instruct the kids.