Sometimes kids just need to get their wiggles out, and getting through an entire school day without enough opportunities to do that can leave kids antsy. One school has created a “sensory” hallway to give students another outlet to move throughout the day, outside of gym class and recess.
Roland School in rural Manitoba, Canada, has created a path on the floor of one of their hallways that instructs students to hop, squat, do pushups and crawl. It looks like a colorful hopscotch path and is decorated with images of bugs, flowers and animals. The students follow the path in the morning and again after lunch. When a student seems a bit too fidgety during class, teachers might send them out to the path to recenter themselves.
Check it out in action in the video posted to YouTube by Brandy Chevalier, principal at Roland School, below: