� Learn & perfect various "multi-tracking" routines (e.g. rub
stomach & pat head)
� Yoga is a great tool to teach physical movements in your
mind then with your body
� Create & perform a drama
� Students perform calisthenics in a designated space and work
at keeping their bodies in an assigned area and not touch anyone
� 2. Visual and Spatial Intelligences
� This intelligence is about what happens with our eyes and
mind. We use this intelligence as we design, utilize texture, see
images and develop patterns. Artisans, sculptors and painters are
gifted in this intelligence.
� Imagine your human body working together�Use drama to show
� Have kids practice obeying various traffic signs and move
according to the directions of the signs.
� Find the matching color flashcard by throwing a bucket into
its bowl or hitting it with a pool noodle or ball on the wall.
� 3. Logical Mathematical
� This intelligence deals with the math smart. Sequencing,
patterning and the visual are essential for this intelligence.
Science investigation also occurs in this intelligence. Scientists,
teachers, mathematicians are gifted in this area.
� Games that involve patterning, matching, and sequencing
teach these intelligences. Relays with matching colors, numbers, or
words are great ways to involve this intelligence.
� Take a Mr. Potato head and see what team can completely
outfit their potato first.
� Students can draw parts of a body or object in a running
relay game. Shapes, objects can be used to teach math and language
� Have kids add and subtract calisthenics as they warm up for
an aerobic activity.
� 4. Musical Intelligences
� This intelligence is about music appreciation. Those with
this intelligence are able to perform, compose and use musical
patterns. Musicians, poets, writers, and choir directors are gifted
in this area.
� Finger plays are great to use to teach educational concepts.
� Simple instruments provide musical patterning and movement.
� Songs with movement such as Hokey Pokey, Head, Shoulder or
Chicken Dance facilitate this intelligence and are great aerobic
� Perform physical exercise routines in sync with music.
� 5. Naturalist Intelligence
� This intelligence is for those who appreciate nature. Those
who are interested in our natural environment can classify various
plants and animals, and take care of our world are gifted in this
area. Scientists, gardeners, and environmentalist are naturals in
� Enjoy the weather of the season and have them walk and
describe what they see.
� Blindfold students and have them identify where they are,
what they hear and what they smell. Instructors may allow the
students to blindfold them as well.
� 6. Interpersonal Intelligence
� Those learners who like to be around people and get along
well with others are interpersonal learners. These people work well
as part of a team and have social skills that help them work with a
variety of different types of people. Some gifted interpersonal
learners include office workers, psychologist�s ministers, special
education teachers, and effective administrators.
� Teach and play a series of non-competitive games
� An interpersonal learner is good to be used as helpers to
organize and help in directions of games.
� Have students work in pairs to learn and improve sports
skills with balls, beanbags, or other sports equipment.
� 7. Intrapersonal Intelligence
� This intelligence deals with learning to appreciate and work
with you. Learners that prefer to work by themselves and work hard
finding meaning, purpose and significance of things. Poets,
writers, and philosophers are gifted in this area.
� Perform & discuss how different physical exercises make you
� Watch yourself doing an exercise and find a new way to
explain it to the group.
� 8. Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence
� This intelligence is sometimes are word or book smart.
Learners gifted in this intelligence do well with language, reading,
writing and speaking. They are also gifted in using grammar
effectively. Poets, writers, public speakers do well in this
� Give verbal explanation of gymnastic routines
� Pretend you are a radio sportscaster--describe a game in
� Name colors and numbers in various part of the room and run
� Play tag and before the taggie is tagged have them answer
the question posed in the game such as a science question or math
� ( This last intelligence Howard Gardner discussed and
explored but never officially included this in his intelligences.)
� 9. Extensional Intelligence
Extentionalist Intelligence refers to the belief in God. Have the
kids act out and perform their beliefs through plays, stories and
� We all have gifts and abilities. Unfortunately many of them
are hidden and unseen. Using the multiple intelligences will allow
the learner and instructor to find new ways of learning and living.
� Eight Ways of Knowing
� Infed: Howard Gardner
� What is so special about Special Education: Multiple