Back to Back Stand Up

Instruct pairs of children to sit with their backs together. Have them lock both arms with each other behind their backs so that they are connected by both elbows. Now have them stand up without letting go of each other. It is very difficult, but if they are patient and they really work together they will be able to do it. You may even want to demonstrate with another teacher before you have them try it so that your visual learners will understand.


coordinates and controls large motor movements

A Pair of Acrobats

Set up two balance beams or two rows of blocks side-by-side. Children take turns walking two at a time, one on each beam and holding hands to help each other.


walks on a balance beam