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Lesson Plan Title : Jumping Syllables

Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : The following activity is an excellent way to learn the concept of syllables, by helping students visualize the structure of words. It's also a great way of burning saved up energy!

Objective: The student will be able to jump once for each syllable in a word.


None needed


Have the students stand in a circle. Give the students a word. As they repeat the word, they should jump once as they say each syllable. Practice this several times as a class. When they have the hang of it, have one student jump for each syllable as the class says the word.


Another version of this activity would be to use drums and cymbals. Students can bang on the drums and clang the cymbals with each syllable.

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