What is a kinesthetic classroom? It’s a learning environment that utilizes physical activity to teach information. Kinesthetic learning is not only fun for students but also increases their learning retention and improves their physical health. If you’re ready to get your students moving and make your classroom more kinesthetic, these three tips can help.

Create Interactive Learning Tools

You don’t have to break your budget to create kinesthetic classroom activities. Simple tools like cutouts, posters, balls, and Frisbee make effective interactive learning tools for teachers. Try using a movable paper skeleton to teach anatomy, a parachute, and balls for a lesson on gravity or a game of charades to learn new vocabulary words.

Open Up Floor Space

A kinesthetic classroom requires plenty of room for movement, so start moving those desks. Make sure each student has enough space to safely move around without running into another student. Remove safety hazards like square tables or shelves with sharp corners, and consider using rubber-backed rugs or carpet tiles to create a soft surface for floor activities.

Adapt Activities for Special Needs

It’s important not to get upset if a student can’t or doesn’t want to participate in kinesthetic activity. You can find interactive learning tools for teachers that focus on learners with special needs and physical disabilities to help all your students participate in their own ways. Remember, the main goal of a kinesthetic classroom is to make learning fun.