Potato sacks (enough for each student to have one)
Open outdoor space with a flat surface (grass or pavement)
Cones or markers to set up a course
Optional: Obstacle course items such as hula hoops or cones to jump over
Note: Be sure to provide clear instructions on how to safely jump in the potato sack and supervise the activity to ensure everyone is safe and having fun.
Engage: Begin by introducing the concept of potato sack racing and explain the rules. Show the students an example of how to jump in the potato sack and have them practice together.
Explore: Have the students practice jumping in the potato sack and hopping around on one foot. Make sure to supervise and provide guidance to ensure everyone is safe and having fun.
Explain: Talk about the benefits of physical activity and how it helps to keep our bodies healthy. Discuss how potato sack racing is a fun way to get exercise and have fun with friends.
Elaborate: Encourage the students to come up with their own variations of potato sack racing, such as having relay races or adding obstacles to jump over. Provide different sized potato sacks for students of different heights and sizes.
Evaluate: Wrap up the activity by having the students reflect on what they learned about physical activity and having fun outside. Ask them about their favorite part of the activity and how they can incorporate more physical activity into their daily routine.