RAVE Lesson 1

“Following the Leader, the Leader, the Leader… Following the Leader wherever they may go!”

Setup: For 2-10+. Designate a leader (parent/adult goes first then can provide chance for kids to lead).

Activity/Progression: The leader begins moving around a space in any way they want (running, jumping, dancing, crab walk, etc.), all others follow exactly. Leader should have fun with it—can do sounds or cheers or clap hands/etc. Change leader every 30 seconds.

PROGRESSION: Do combinations of movements (three jumps and a run). USE no words—have to watch and copy without verbal description.

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Gross Motor Skills/Physical Literacy: Use all of the core movements listed below.

  • Running with a purpose
  • Jumping up to or down from something, Jumping on one foot/two feet—hop scotch
  • Balancing on the edge of sandbox or balance beam
  • Climbing up a playground toy (rope ladder, ladder, climbing wall)
  • Kicking a ball
  • Throwing a ball
  • Bouncing a ball

Core Movements with the Ball:

  • Could add dribbling and ball manipulation elements.

Other Learning Opportunities:

  • Following directions
  • Leadership

RAVE Lesson 2

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES and TOES

Setup: For 1-10+. Parent/adult is the leader. Every kid has a ball.

Activity/Progression: Kid(s) start with ball in hands. Parent/adult starts by singing “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and kid moves the ball to that body part as they are singing. Can go faster and faster, just like the song asks.

PROGRESSION: Put the ball on the ground. Parent/adult starts singing and kid move the appropriate body part as they are singing to touch the ball on the ground—will have to alternate quickly between standing, squatting, laying—up and down.

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Core Movements With the Ball: Everything can be done with a ball—heads, shoulders, knees and toes are all soccer surfaces.

Other Learning Intersections:

  • Following directions
  • Body Parts
  • Language (sing in Spanish “Cabeza, Hombros, Piernas, Pies”)

RAVE Lesson 3

EDGE OF THE WORLD

Setup: For 1-10+. Parent/adult is the leader. Every kid has a ball.

Activity/Progression: Draw two lines (use chalk, tape or mark with cones or shoes), that are 5-10 feet apart. Each Kid(s) start with ball at feet on one of the two lines facing the other line. Objective is to pass/roll the ball as close to the other line without crossing it…without “falling off the edge of the world.”

  • Can start by bowling from one hand or two hands
  • Then use right foot to pass with the inside of your foot; Then left foot inside of foot
  • Then use the top of your foot at the knuckle of your big toe (so toe pointed down); use both feet

PROGRESSION: Play with one ball between two players—each player stays on their side of the world and play back and forth. If the ball rolls off the edge of the world, the player on that side can practice their ‘catching’ with their feet (see above).

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Other Learning Intersections:

  • Following directions
  • Parts of your feet (toe, knuckle, heel, sole)—could draw a picture or color a picture of your foot and label it—practice writing the word “toe” or “heel”

RAVE Lesson 4

BOWLING / TARGETS / KNOCKDOWN

Setup: For 1-10+. Parent/adult is the leader. Every kid has a ball.

Activity/Progression: Place a water bottle, other balls or objects across a space (5-10 feet) from player(s), each with a ball. Objective is to pass/roll the ball and knock down or knock into the items (like bowling).

  • Can start by bowling from one hand or two hands
  • Then use right foot to pass with the inside of your foot; Then left foot inside of foot
  • Then use the top of your foot at the knuckle of your big toe (so toe pointed down); use both feet

PROGRESSION: Play so that the adult is rolling the ball back to each player and ask them to practice their ‘catching’ with their feet (see above).

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Other Learning Intersections:

  • Following directions
  • Parts of your feet (toe, knuckle, heel, sole)—could draw a picture or color a picture of your foot and label it—practice writing the word “toe” or “heel”