Let’s get moving with a DIY action cube!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 17, 2013

in Action Cubes, Action Words, DIY, DIY Action Cube, Language Arts, motor skills

Preschoolers need to move and love to move so whenever I get the chance, I try to whip up some new games to get us moving! Here is a DIY action cube that helps to get us up and moving anytime we needed a little boost…

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To make an action cube, I used a square gift box. The cube is filled with newspaper to give it a little bit of weight and then taped firmly closed with clear packing tape…

Get up and move with action cubes by Teach Preschool

Once the cube is made, then it is time to add some action.  Action words, arrows, pictures, or symbols can be added to the action cubes.  You can make an entire set or invite your students to make their own action cubes for play…

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Once you have an action cube whipped up it is time to get up and move. For our action word cube, I simply introduced each word on the cube and invited the children to give the cube a toss, see which side of the cube lands on top, and then do that action…

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For our pre-k students, just putting the word on the cube and then applying action helps them to connect the word to the action. They quickly start to recognize each word and if they aren’t sure, they will ask for a reminder or help each other figure it out…

Get up and move with action cubes by Teach Preschool

For our action cubes with arrows on them, we move in the direction the arrow is pointing. We like to take this cube outdoors and see where it takes us…

Get up and move with action cubes by Teach Preschool

Get up and move with action cubes by Teach Preschool

Super fun way to get your preschoolers up and moving!

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1 Belinda February 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Where did you find all of the cubes? Are your words written on the cube. You could probably create pockets on the cubes using some sort of plastic lanyards so that you could change the movements or use the cubes for other activities and lessons.

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Great idea to create pockets instead. I will keep that in mind for my next set. I found the boxes at Walmart during the Christmas season.

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