Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Big Wheels

Subject Area

Physical Education




In this activity, students will practice jumping rope starting with making big wheels with their arms first. Students will start by placing their arms out in front of them and making big circles with their arms in a big wheel or "windmill" fashion. This will extend the full ROM of the shoulder joint. Students will then bend their knees each time they see their hands pass their eyes. Students will continue to do this an add a jump to the movement. Students will then get a jump rope that fits them appropriately, by holding the handles and stepping on the middle of the rope. The rope should be between the shoulders and underarms. You can tie knots in the rope if the rope is too long. Students will toss the rope from behind the heels to the front of the body and then jump over the rope (jumping rope). 

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Perform jumping and landing actions.

    Physical Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Attempt a single jump with self-turned rope.

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    PE Kansas Lesson Plans

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