Lesson Plan

Improves body control

​"Push - Pull"

​This exercise is meant to show the difference between doing something and appearing to do something. This must be enforced from the start: You are not really pushing or pulling, you are pretending, you are actors entertaining an audience. It is not a competition. 

ONE: Pair up and stand in place. A and B pull each from either side (gently) without moving the legs to get a feel for the exercise. Lean as far as possible on each side without moving the legs - which are set apart for balance.

​TWO: A pulls B across the stage, B doesn't want to go. (B hop-jumps along, leaning back)
says: You have to go!   says: I don't want to go! 

THREE: Once the students reach the other side of the room they change roles.

FOUR: The student being pulled (B) goes behind the one that did the pulling (A). At the signal, push across the stage. A leans back while B leans forward.  (A hop-jumps along so s/he can lean back all the while moving forward).

This is not a contest, one has to give the appearance of being pulled, or pushed!


​​(Please refer to Sample Lesson Plan for details)

Jam, Jest, Jibe,  Job, Jump - Man, Men, Mime, Mom, Mum

Glue, Boo, Stew, Goo, Blue, Loo, Crew, Dew, Flew, Zoo, True, Do

CONJUGATE: To keep, To know, To blow, To deal


Four actors (spies)

Remind the group that this is not a competition, the person in between appears to be unconscious and a dead-weight. Actually s/he is helping the other two while they move him/her. You can practice the dialogue in advance.  The objective is to entertain.

B and find A in a deep sleep on a chair. They are distressed. They try to wake A but to no avail. They think A may have been drugged, and decide to move him/her. 

Just as they get A between them they hear D coming up the "hallway" and stop at the "door". 

B and C quickly put A back on the chair and stand in front of it. 

D walks in and wants to know what they are doing there. They improvise (to water the plants, wash the windows...).

D walks around them and tries to look past them, they walk facing him/her to to hide A. At the same time they try to keep A from slipping from the chair as they move right to left and back, while D is trying to look past them on the sides.

D leaves, not totally convinced, says s/he will be back. B and C quickly catch A between them and get A to walk offstage, half


Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread


"The Hokey Pokey"

Pull                                                        Push!

The song in the video has a different sequence, it begins with the legs. Start where you want, it's just to get a feel of the tune.

You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out,
You put your right hand in, And you shake it all about,

You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
That what it's all about.

2- Left hand 3- Right foot/Left foot 4- Right hip/Left hip 5- Right elbow/Left elbow 6- Whole body

This origami is a bit more complicated but worth the effort!
Cow hand print

There are 1,000 species of cows worldwide

Cows evolved from an ox-like animal in India 2 million years ago.

​Cows chew about 40 - 50 times a minute, or 40,000 times a day.

They drink up to 40 gallons of water - enough to fill a bathtub - 
and eat about 100 pounds of food a day.

They can smell up to six miles.

A cow's tongue can weigh three pounds