I Was Walking Down the Road Extension Activities
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Play a game of Giant Steps with the class on the playground or in the gym. Beforehand, teach children various steps including a giant step, a baby step, a ballet dancer step in which you twirl around, a hopping step, a sliding step, and any others you wish to add. Have children line up on one side of the playground. Explain that you will call out a name and specific instructions. For example: Sara, you may take three baby steps. Sara must remember to say May I? before she takes her steps. If she forgets, she can't move or must return to the starting line. The object of the game is to reach you first. Play several practice rounds until children get the idea. Then allow them opportunities to give instructions.