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Balance Lesson Ideas

  • Challenge students to walk a "balance beam" drawn on the ground with chalk.
  • Play Simon Says encouraging students to stand on one foot, etc.
  • Play Twister.
  • Build houses of cards.

Phone Book Beams 
Kids use gross motor skills and practice walking and balancing during this inexpensive activity from

Materials: Old phone books, large sheets of paper and tape.

Description: Cover old phone books in paper (preferably using only one color).  Make sure that you wrap (or bind) the entire book. Lay them out on the floor for kids to use as low balance beams.

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