ERIC Number: ED125786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Inexpensive Physical Education Equipment for Children.
Werner, Peter H.; Simmons, Richard A.
This book presents ideas for constructing and utilizing homemade recreational equipment for elementary school children. Each chapter deals with acquisition of materials, construction of equipment, and developmental objectives and activities for using the equipment with children. A chapter called "Save Your Junk" gives instructions on how to make toys and play games with newspapers, socks, plastic bottles, tin cans, garden hose, milk cartons, and other household items. "No Cost Equipment" gives ideas for using items such as bamboo poles, automobile tires, barrels, carpet samples, and bicycle inner tubes. A chapter on "Low Cost Equipment" lists information on acquiring, constructing and using basic items that include beanbags, ballons, hoops, balance puzzles, stilts, towels, and cargo nets. "Gymnasium Ideas" suggests equipment that can be made from discarded materials from home. Among these are bases from tile and carpet samples, charts from window shades and storage from old barrels and cupboards, along with ideas for mattresses, tires, wooden blocks, and electric conduits. A chapter on "Adventure and Environmental Playgrounds" contains construction ideas for playground equipment from tree limbs, tires, telephone poles, cable spools, and sewer tile. An appendix lists information on materials sources. (SB)
Descriptors: Athletic Equipment, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Facilities, Recreational Facilities, Resource Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Toys
Burgess Publishing Company, 7108 Ohms Lane, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55435 (Paper, $4.50)
Publication Type: Books
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