Crab Walk (Gross Motor Skills) Physical Development Kindergarten Age 5 First Term Lesson Notes Week 3

Subject: Physical Development

Class: Kindergarten

Term: First Term

Week: Week 3

Topic: Crab Walk (Gross Motor Skills)

Duration: 30 minutes

Behavioural Objectives:

  • Perform the crab walk in an open space.
  • Imitate the movement of a crab.

Set Induction: Let’s pretend to be crabs scuttling on the beach! Can you show me how a crab moves?

Entry Behaviour: As you come into class, show me how you would move like a crab.

Building Background / Connection to Prior Knowledge: We’ve been learning about different ways our bodies can move. Today, we’ll learn about the crab walk!

Embedded Core Skills:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Balance

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Open space for movement
  • Visual aids demonstrating crab walk
  • Music for rhythmic movement

Instructional Materials:

  • Pictures or videos showing crabs walking
  • Mats or cushions for students to sit on


  1. Introduction to the crab walk and demonstration of the movement.
  2. Guided practice of crab walk in an open space.
  3. Encouragement for students to imitate the movement of a crab.

Class Activity Discussion :

  1. How do crabs move? 🦀 Answer: Crabs move sideways by walking and using their legs.
  2. Is it easy to do the crab walk? 🤔 Answer: It might feel tricky at first, but with practice, it gets easier!
  3. Why do we need to learn the crab walk? 🤷‍♂️ Answer: Learning different movements helps us stay active and healthy.
  4. Can we do the crab walk indoors? 🏠 Answer: It’s better to do it in an open space where we have more room to move.
  5. How can I make my crab walk better? 🏃‍♀️ Answer: Keep practicing and try to move smoothly sideways like a crab!
  6. Do crabs walk fast or slow? 🦀 Answer: Crabs usually walk at a slow and steady pace.
  7. Can we do the crab walk with friends? 👫 Answer: Yes, it’s more fun to do it with friends and pretend we’re a crab family!
  8. Can we do the crab walk on sand? 🏖️ Answer: Yes, crabs often walk on sand, just like we’re at the beach!
  9. How long should we practice the crab walk? ⏱️ Answer: Practice for a few minutes each day to get better at it.
  10. Can we listen to music while doing the crab walk? 🎵 Answer: Yes, music can make the crab walk even more fun and enjoyable!


  1. Boys have a symbol like ______. a) 🚹 b) 🚺 c) 👧 d) 👦
  2. Girls have a symbol like ______. a) 🚹 b) 🚺 c) 👧 d) 👦
  3. Crabs move sideways using their ______. a) arms b) legs c) tail d) wings
  4. What animal do we pretend to be during the crab walk? 🦀 a) Crab b) Fish c) Bird d) Dog
  5. How should we move during the crab walk? 🚶‍♂️ a) Forward b) Backward c) Sideways d) Up and down

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Demonstrate crab walk movement.
  • Guide students in practicing the crab walk.
  • Provide encouragement and feedback during practice.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Observe teacher demonstration.
  • Practice crab walk movement in the open space.
  • Imitate the crab’s movement with guidance from the teacher.

Assessment: Observe students’ ability to perform the crab walk movement and imitate the crab’s sideways scuttling.

Conclusion: Today, we learned how to do the crab walk, just like crabs do! We practiced moving sideways in an open space and had fun imitating the crab’s movement.

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