TK/K Essential Skills

Perry Elementary TK/K Physical Literacy Essential Skills and Knowledge


  1. Move within a large group with effort, focus, and safety, without falling or bumping into others, while using different locomotor skills.
  2. Create nonlocomotor shapes and animal movements.
  3. Balance demonstrating momentary stillness on 1 and 2 legs.
  4. Balance while walking forward on a narrow, elevated surface.
  5. Perform a continuous log roll and crawl like an alligator.
  6. Hang from the overhead bars with both hands for increasing periods of time.
  7. Climb the jungle gym and slide down the slide feet first on your bottom.
  8. Demonstrate the relationship between under/over, right/left, forward/backward, up/down, front/behind, next to/through, straight, zigzag, and curve.
  9. Walk, jog, run, hop, jump, side slide, and gallop using proper form.
  10. Strike a balloon with different body parts.
  11. Underhand self toss and catch before the ball bounces.
  12. Bounce a ball continuously using 2 hands.
  13. Perform movements to a steady beat and pattern.
  14. Kick a stationary object, using a simple kicking pattern.
  15. Identify the head, shoulders, neck, back, chest, waist, hips, arms, elbows, wrist, hands, fingers, legs, knees, ankles, feet, and toes.
  16. Participate 3-4 days each week in moderate to vigorous physical activities that increase the respiratory rate. Identify indicators of vigorous physical activity (sweating, increased heart rate, increased breathing, increased body temperature).
  17. Identify the location of the heart and that it is a muscle. Identify the location of the lungs and explain its role in the collection of oxygen.
  18. Demonstrate the characteristics of sharing in a physical activity.
  19. Understand and demonstrate speed levels 0, 1, 2, 3 and voice levels 0, 1, 2, 3.
  20. Combines locomotor and nonlocomotor skills in a teacher designed dance. 
  21. Demonstrate warm up and cool down exercises.
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