Move Myself

Teach positional concepts to students as they relate objects' positions to their own body.

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

As part of reinforcing body awareness, this activity helps students develop an understanding of positional concepts while working on following directions. Lessons include English Language Arts, Social Skills and Orientation & Mobility.

Real items in the environment – furniture, fixtures, outdoor plantings

Begin by having students place themselves in relation to objects in their environment. Try some of the following examples.

Hint: Label positional concepts as students move through their routine: “Let’s go through the door and across the grass. Now we’re sitting on the bench next to the swings.”



move myself collage


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