Work Up An Appetite

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In this activity, learners participate in fun movement activities while playing on a giant game board. Use this activity to get learners involved in physical activity. This guide includes game instructions for readers and non-readers. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on]

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Floor dots (with shape, number and color)
  • Floor signs (with the activity for that station)
  • Question boxes
  • Start and finish signs
  • Ribbons or prizes
  • Orange cone (optional)
  • Balance beam (optional)
  • Several sets of card stock cards that match floor stations in numbers and colors and shapes
  • Simple drawings that communicate the activity at each of the twelve stations (for non-readers)


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Number and Operations
    • Representation

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Games
  • Physical Activity
  • Sports and Exercise


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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