In episode 27, I focus on the kinesthetic learner. Here are some fun activities that your kinesthetic learners will love.
Show Notes for Episode 27: Kinesthetic Learners
The tool/app of the day is the TED Talks App for both iOs and Android devices. You can get the TED Talks app by clicking on either of these links:
You can also watch the talks online at:
This is a collection of awesome talks (and some not-so-awesome talks as well) in the area of technology, education, entertainment, design, and other global issues.
One of my recent favorites is this one of Logan LaPlante.
I do suggest that you supervise what talks your children watch. NOT ALL TALKS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES!!!
With parent-supervision, this app can open your children’s eyes to some awesome information
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Kinesthetic Learning Activities
Grammar and Sentence Structure
Let your children come up with their own lists of words.
You need a list of 5 subject nouns, 5 verbs, and 5 direct objects. Use different color of paper for each of the types of words. Cut the words out and place them in a pile in different locations in the room (or house). Then time your children to see how long it takes them to go and get one word from each pile, bring them back to you, and then arrange them in a sentence with correct structure. The sentence will be lacking some words, so to finish the activity (or before creating another sentence) you can have your child write a complete sentence using those words in their correct place.
Kinesthetic Reading Activities
Acting out something from a book or story can be a very fun activity that involves lots of movement. Let them read Huck Finn, and act out paddling across the river or painting a picket fence.
Another good activity to help children remember their vocabulary words is Charades. Turn your vocab list into a game of charades and watch how fast your children memorize their newest list. This is also a good way to work on foreign languages.
Kinesthetic Math Activities
Division hopscotch is a fun game that will help your children with division (what I think is the hardest math concept when you are young). Draw a hopscotch board on the ground with numbers 1-10. Then write the numbers 1-100 on 100 index cards. Draw a random index card and have your child jump to the largest number that the number on the index card is divisible by and leave a stone on that space. The next child does the same thing and if possible collects the stone and moves it to a higher number. Each time someone moves the stone, the child gets a point. Once the stone gets to 10, you start over.
Addition and Subtraction with Dice is another really simple activity that provides just enough movement to keep kinesthetic learners focused on learning. Have your children roll two dice and then either add or subtract the two numbers.
Act out math word problems. They can use the ones in the homeschool curriculum, or come up with their own.
Kinesthetic History Activities
The Information Relay Race is a great activity for history or other reading-based subjects. Prepare questions beforehand about the material that your children will study that day. Tear each question away from the others so that they are on their own slip of paper. They run and get one question, find the answer, and return for another question.
Another fun activity is the scavenger hunt. If you know what your children are reading, you can identify things from that material and place them around your house. Then send them on a search for things from their reading. You may give them a list, or make them guess.
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