Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Physical activity is something all children need. In today’s world, young children are spending more time on devices and are getting less physical activity at school and home due to busy and overbooked schedules. Research conducted by Abdelbary, Castelli et al., Conyers & Wilson, and Helgelson show that when children move more, they can increase their academic achievement, on-task behavior, and their overall health. Keeping the body active promotes mental clarity by increasing blood flow to the brain, making activity vital to both learning and physical and neurological health (Abdelbary, 2017). The collection of research in this capstone project helps to answer the question, how can teachers incorporate more physical activity in the kindergarten classroom to increase learning? To help promote the use of physical activity in the kindergarten classroom, the capstone project provides an assortment of physical activity ideas and resources in a Google Slides presentation that teachers can implement in their own classrooms. The activities are directly tied to the Minnesota state standards for English Language Arts and Math so teachers can incorporate more physical activity in the kindergarten classroom and increase learning at the same time.
Classroom Management, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Early Childhood, Physical Education
Buteyn, Kendra, "Incorporating Physical Activity In The Kindergarten Classroom" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 651.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects