Push And Pull Activities

If you’re looking for push and pull activities, our Push And Pull Research Project is just what you need. This engaging science unit is full of interactive push-and-pull activities designed to help students understand force, motion, and push and pull.

A staple of our classroom curriculum is our TKS Research Projects. These projects effectively integrate research and writing into our ELA block while also integrating science and social studies. What sets our research projects apart is their incorporation of hands-on activities and art projects, which enriches the learning experience.

Push And Pull Activities: Push And Pull Research Project

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To introduce movement and force, we start by dancing.  I mean, that only seems natural?!  Right?!   We did the Hokey Pokey a few times, and after we “shook it all about,” we brainstormed as many different kinds of movements as we could come up with!

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Our second activity started with a question: Can objects move by themselves? My kids created cars and trucks and used them to answer our questions. We then had a turn-and-talk discussion before sharing our thoughts. The turn-and-talk helped them fine-tune their ideas and build their confidence, making them more comfortable sharing!

push and pull activities for force and motion

After we voted I asked one student to move the chair.  Then we discussed what happened.  We quickly realized that objects cannot move by themselves.  They need a force!!    Then we got to be the force!  Each student picked something in our classroom to move!  After we moved the object, we decided if we pushed or pulled the object!

The students then drew a picture in their push and pull research journal showing them moving the object.

This allowed us to learn about two types of force:  push and pull.  And then we created our push and pull anchor chart!

force and motion push and pull activities anchor chart

We also created a push-and-pull sort to determine whether items could be pushed, pulled, or both!

Push And Pull Activities: The Great Laundry Basket Race

Once we understood push and pull, it was time to do some pushing and pulling! It was time for THE GREAT LAUNDRY BASKET RACE! The kids paired up and predicted how many seconds it would take them to push and pull their friends across the carpet! People, this was beyond EPIC! The laughter and learning that took place were everything that learning and science should be! Just check out the video!

We ended our push-and-pull research project with a Kindergarten Tug-Of-War championship! We competed with all 8 kindergarten classes to determine the push-and-pull champion, and yes, our class emerged the victors!

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And if you win the tug of war championship and you’re learning about push and pull, you end the week with PUSH POPS!

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