• Have students move around the room to a drum beat. They should move quickly for fast beats and slowly for slow beats.
          • Show pictures of different animals that move fast and slow. Tell the students to move like the animal.
          • Make popcorn. Talk about how the first kernels pop slowly and the later ones pop very fast.

A story is best told using many different words. In this worksheet,  a sportswriter is tired of telling a story and using the same words over and over. Can your child find synonyms for "fast" and "slow" to help her describe the race between the tortoise and the hare? 

Sometimes preschoolers move at the speed of light. Other times, they're as slow as a snail. Even so, younger preschoolers may be unsure exactly what the concepts "fast" and "slow" actually mean. This fun activity will help to demonstrate the concepts of fast and slow, and get them moving to the beat of the music at the same time!

Games to Teach Preschoolers the Concepts of Motion and Direction

Move Fast Move Slow songs.

Children will pretend to be the Little Engine That Could as they learn the concepts fast and slow.

Fast colouring page. Slow