My students need fresh equipment for physical therapy and adapted physical education including balls, hula hoops and other toys to keep them engaged.
Do you remember recess and PE when you were a kid? My students cannot participate in typical recess or PE activities. A wide variety of medical conditions have limited their motor skills in one way or another.
My students vary in age from four, all the way to twenty-one.
They have diagnoses like Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome,Autism, and Developmental Coordination Disorder. They all attend regular public schools in a very low income area. Some of my students are in regular education classrooms and some are in separate special education classrooms.
I am requesting equipment to set up group games and individual activities. The requested balls, hula hoops and other toys will give my students opportunities to practice ball skills, balance, and coordination in fun ways. I plan to set up a life size version of Angry Birds with Angry Birds balls and cardboard blocks, a scooterboard maze with rope to help assist students through, and a wheelchair navigation course with cones, bowling, and many other fun games. We will practice walking up stairs to roll a marble or a car down the middle of a pool noodle. We will make rackets for balloon ping pong with tongue depressors and paper plates. We will play parachute and throwing games. We will toss Frisbees through hula hoops, and we will do group pilates activities. All of this equipment will help my students stay motivated, engaged, and excited about participating in movement opportunities.
This project will help students develop the motor skills needed to better socialize with friends and hopefully one day participate in regular PE and recess games.
These resources will help my students gain greater independence, so that they can more easily move around school, whether by walking or propelling a wheelchair.
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|ZZ275 - Bounce & Play Hand Trampolines • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$29.99||1||$29.99|
|Angry Birds 8.5" Playground Piglet Ball in Display Box • Amazon||$14.99||2||$29.98|
|School Specialty Vinyl Gym Tape School Pack - 1 inch x 60 yards - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon||$28.52||1||$28.52|
|CB213 - Jumbo Cardboard Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|Sportime Core Pilates for Kids Exercise Cards - Set of 57 • Amazon||$23.56||1||$23.56|
|LL116 - Toss & Catch Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|DD506 - Partner Parachute Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$19.95||1||$19.95|
|Diggin PopOut Ring Toss • Amazon||$17.88||1||$17.88|
|Champ Sprt Indoor/Outdoor Flexible Cone Set, Vinyl, Assorted Colors, 6/Set • Amazon||$8.11||2||$16.22|
|GameCraft Plastic Flying Discs (Set of 6), 9-Inch • Amazon||$15.99||1||$15.99|
|Angry Birds 5" Playground Green Piglet Ball • Amazon||$7.99||2||$15.98|
|CW527 - Swing & Catch Cups - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Set of US-GamesÂ® Super Catch - Lawn Games • Amazon||$13.99||1||$13.99|
|5pc Deluxe Wacky Noodles 52 Inch Foam Floating Swim Noodles • Amazon||$13.87||1||$13.87|
|Bouncing Ball Assortment (25 Pcs) - Bulk [Toy] • Amazon||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Classic Hula Hoop Set of 3 • Amazon||$12.95||1||$12.95|
|Attwood Braided Polypropylene General Purpose Rope Color may vary (Assorted color) • Amazon||$5.68||2||$11.36|
|Junior King Pin Bowling Set • Amazon||$10.45||1||$10.45|
|Mega Marbles SET OF 24 ASSORTED 5/8" PLAYER MARBLES • Amazon||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Tongue Depressors, Sterile, Adult, Wood, 6"x0.6875", 100/BX • Amazon||$8.60||1||$8.60|
|Angry Birds 5" Playground Red Ball • Amazon||$7.99||1||$7.99|
|Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon||$7.00||1||$7.00|
|Angry Birds 3 Inch Foam Ball Red Bird • Amazon||$6.40||1||$6.40|
|Angry Birds Inflatable 16" Beach Ball • Amazon||$2.99||1||$2.99|
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