Kid’s Activity Calendar: April 27th – May 3rd
Exercise!- Complete 10 repetitions of each exercise below, in order. Go through the list 3 times. For extra fun, time yourself and see how long each round takes you!
- 10 squats
- 10 bear crawls forward and backwards
- 15 jumping jacks
- 10 star jumps: Explosively jump into the air, kicking your legs and your arms out so that you look like a large “X” in the air.
- 10 sit ups
Check out “Time for Kids.” The site has reading activities on various topics that are age-appropriate and provide a just-right challenge. This is a great tool to help your kids stay informed about the world and learn about new topics of interest!
Exercise: Use the link below to check out a 15 minutes workout on Youtube!
Activity: Use Fun Brain! To find a new challenge for your child. There are many games and activities that are great for supplementing virtual learning and can help you child work on math, reading, and writing skills!
Wellness activity: Today we will check in with ourselves and out family members. All of the changes that happened recently can be difficult to process and understand. Try asking yourself these questions. Encourage your child to do the same. Feel free to use this as a chance to talk to them about any fears or frustrations they may have.
- Today I feel _____(angry, sad, happy, bored, etc)
- One thing I would like to do today is ________.
- Someone I miss seeing is ______. One way I could try to get in contact with them is ____ (video chat, phone call, etc).
- Something I have learned since we started the “stay at home” is _____.
- Today I am thankful for _____.
Learning math from home can be HARD! Check out this “cool math for parents and kids” site. The learning games and engaging activities can help your child master the skills they are being taught via virtual school.
Activity and Healthy Snack!
What you need:
- 3 bananas peeled and cut in half
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt or flavor of your choice
- sprinkles or toppings of your choice
- popsicle sticks
- Halve and peel each banana. Insert a popsicle stick into each banana half.
- Dip bananas into yogurt, using a spoon to coat each banana evenly. Let excess yogurt drip off.
- Add sprinkles or topping of your choice.
- Place bananas on a plate covered in wax or parchment paper. Freeze until the yogurt has hardened, about 2 hours. (Allow for more time if you would like the banana to be frozen through).
Exercise: Check out this super fun sports workout! Great for all ages!
Counselor Jamie Wagner spotted this AWESOME resource for parents with preschool aged kiddos! Frog Street is a free resource with curriculums for kids ages 3-6!
Exercise: Today’s activity challenge is to get outside and play for 30 minuets! Try volleyball, soccer drills, hide and seek, anything to get you moving and enjoying the weather!
Make homemade Playdough for the weeks ahead! What you’ll need:
- 8 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp table salt
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar (although you can replace it with a squeeze of lemon juice if you don’t have it)
- 1 tbsp cooking oil (whatever you’ve got)
- 55ml hot water
- Some lovely food color (if you have it!)
You can find the recipe here: https://www.nurturedneurons.com/the-best-recipe-for-homemade-playdough-without-cooking/
Exercise: Stretch it out!
After a long week of workouts and activities, take time to stretch out your bodies and get ready for a new week ahead!
Activity: A letter to your future self.
Write a letter to your future self. Include a picture of what you think you will
look like. Ask yourself questions about what life is like. Share some of your favorite things right now (food, friends, movies, music, etc!). Seal the letter in an envelop and choose a date to come back to the letter! Suggestion: 2 years or less for ease!