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Physical Development & Fitness Secular Homeschool Skills List | Third Grade

Physical education teaches the value of regular exercise and encourages cooperation with others. Activities are provided to promote the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.

  • Develop small motor skills as developmentally appropriate: copying patterns, gluing, using scissors/pencils/crayons.
  • Develop large motor skills as developmentally appropriate: footwork, jogging, running, chasing, dodging, hopping, skipping, galloping, throwing/bouncing/catching/rolling/kicking/hitting/dribbling a ball, dancing, tumbling, balancing, playing games.
  • Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts and strategies as they apply to physical activities.
  • Demonstrate balance poses.
  • Participate in regular physical activity.
  • Play a Native American hand game.
  • Make and fly a kite.
  • Acquire skills to live safely and reduce health risks.
  • Learn about allergies and anaphylaxis.
  • Understand the relationship of nutrition to body composition and physical performance.