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K-2 Fundamental Skills and Movement Vocabulary


Skill Concepts Body Concepts Space Concepts Effort Concepts Relationship Words
Locomotor Skills
Whole Body
Personal Space
Time Factors
Space Words
  • rolling over
  • hitching
  • crawling
  • creeping
  • climbing
  • walking
  • running
  • jumping
  • galloping
  • sliding
  • hopping
  • leaping
  • skipping

 

Non-Locomotor Skills

  • push/pull
  • swing/sway
  • rise/fall
  • twist/turn
  • rock/balance
  • hang/support
  • curl/stretch
  • front
  • back
  • sides
Body Part
  • hands
  • head
  • feet
  • knees
  • toes
  • fingers
  • elbows
  • shoulders
  • hips
  • stomach
People
  • eyes
  • mouth
  • neck
  • face
  • chin
  • ears 
  • nose
  • ankles
  • wrist
  • cheeks
  • own space
  • place in space


General Space

  • middle of
  • sides of
  • boundaries of


Direction

  • forward
  • backward
  • sideways
Level
  • high
  • low
Size
  • big
  • little
  • fast/slow
  • faster
  • slower
Weight Factors
  • heavy/light
  • strong/weak
  • hard/soft
  • harsh/gentle
Flow Factors
  • jerky/smooth
  • stopping/going
  • free/bound
  • under/over
  • on/off
  • around/through
  • between/along
  • next to/far from
  • near to/away from
  • towards/close to
Contact
  • touching vs not touching
  • together/apart
  • manipulative vs non-manipulative
People
  • by yourself
  • partner/group
Manipulative Skills
Actions
Pathway

Formations
  • holding/carrying
  • lifting/pushing
  • pulling/squeezing
  • throwing
  • receiving
  • striking
  • moving/still
  • weight on feet
  • balancing
Body Shape
  • wide/narrow
  • round/twisted
  • straight vs curved
  • angular vs twisted


Object Shape

  • round/square
  • triangular
  • rectangular

  • scattered/together
  • people circled
  • objects in an arrangement
  • objects in a line
  • objects scattered
  • objects together

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