A Lesson on Pathway for 4-5 year olds
Lesson 4 is on Pathways.
Pathways can be done through the air or on the floor, and are also called air patterns or floor patterns.
There are three basic pathways: curved, straight and zig-zag.
Pathways are useful for teaching the skill of forming letter shapes, numbers, and other things that involve writing. You can “write” a pathway with any body part in any direction and make it big or small. By playing with air and floor writing, you can make the practice unusual and therefore memorable.
This lesson plan – 4 Pathway for Ages 4-5 – does not connect overtly to writing, but could be adapted for that purpose. When you look for pictures to make the dances in the Creating part of the lesson, look for post cards that have a variety of lines and shapes that are relatively easy to ‘read’ with the eyes, and that also provide variety.