ECAPE Lesson Plans: Responsible Behaviors

I can follow directions and move safely with others during an activity.

Lesson Notes/materials: This lesson is intended for preschool students ages 2-4.

Materials: polyspots

“Games in the Grass” Activity Plan

I can participate in an activity to strengthen a major muscle group.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Various DIY materials to make “free weights” for the participants to lift. Such as: empty water bottles, pomp poms, cardboard tubes, pvc pipe, golf balls, tennis balls, yarn balls, sand, rocks, and water.  These materials will be made into various items with different weights and textures to obtain a varying level of adaptability and difficulty to the activity.  Certain materials may also be used to satisfy sensory needs.

Games in the Grass Pathways Station

I can travel using different pathways.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Scooter boards, a minimum of 3 colors of tape to create pathways, pool noodles and holders, dome cones, streamers, pictures of pathways, poly spots (red and green)


ECAPE Lesson Plan: Counting to Five

I can count to five.

Lesson Notes/Materials: This can be used for preschool classes and the activity will take 5-10 minutes.

ECAPE Lesson Plan: Balance while moving on different equipment

I can balance while moving on different equipment.

Lesson Notes/materials:

-4” wide balance beam

-8” wide balance beam

-6 stepping stones

-Uneven seesaw board

-Yellow Floor Tape (to create lines on the floor)

-10 Beanbags

-10 Cones

ECAPE Lesson Plan: Overhand Throw

I can throw the ball overhand by looking, stepping with my opposite foot, pulling my arm up and back, and throwing.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Yarn balls



Stepping Stones



Games in the Grass Field Day Activity

I can demonstrate various locomotor movements while strengthening my sorting skills and color recognition.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Materials: rainbow assortment of these items

  • yarn balls
  • nubby balls
  • tennis balls
  • wiffle balls
  • Bean bags
  • Scarves
  • Rainbow Hula Hoops
  • 4 Cones

Crisscross Patterns

I can perform crisscross pattern activities.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Poly Dots, Music, Music Player (IPOD)

Games in the Grass ECAPE Activity Plan

I can demonstrate the locomotor skill of jumping forward over a moving long rope (a student on each end will wiggle the long rope).

Lesson Notes/materials:

*Three long ropes

*Six cones to mark the ends of the rope and cones to mark the waiting areas.

Games in the Grass Mission Impossible Activity Station

I can apply knowledge of movement concepts by performing various locomotor movements while changing directions, levels, pathways, and effort.

Lesson Notes/materials:

Poly-spots, hula Hoops, jump ropes, cones, bean bags, baskets, music (mission impossible)