Activities April 13-19
This week we will be using the AMAZING resources found online to help engage kids and families during this difficult time!
Try out this AVENGERS SUPERHERO workout!
Daily Activity: Have you seen hearts in the window around your neighborhood? This movement was started to spread joy among neighbors during this uncertain time. The hearts symbolize hope, unity, and compassion for others. Today we are going to spread some love for others to enjoy!
Use the link below to access heart cutout patterns and set a daily goal for making hearts to display in your window! Do you think you can get more than 100 hearts this week? Next time you are on a walk, try counting the hearts along your way!
“Group HIIT” on YouTube has lots of videos that are great for in-home, easy to follow workouts! Here is a beginner workout for kids that is a lot of fun!
PBS has a daily newsletter for parents with lots of fun ideas and activities! You can register to receive the communication here: https://www.pbs.org/parents/pbskidsdaily?source=tw
Today, check out the PBS local site and scroll down to “Find Ways to Play.” Here you can select your age range and topic for learning you would like to focus on for the day! https://www.pbs.org/parents
Try out this fun cardio workout! To make it harder, try holding soup cans or small toys as weights!
Have you ever made a paper airplane with your friends or classmates then launched them across the schoolyard to see which one would fly the furthest? Check out this awesome website with a variety of paper airplanes to make! Start with the “dart” and move up from there! You can measure out 5, 10, 15, and 20 feet in your home or in your yard and see which model travels the furthest!
Balanced flamingos, crab crawls, and seal claps? Oh my! Check out this incredibly fun and creative workout on YouTube!
No-Bake Energy Bites!
Check out this yummy recipe for no-bake energy bites! These are a great treat for after your daily exercise! You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups quick oats (any oatmeal will do!)
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips (or broken up pieces of chocolate)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional- toasted is best!)
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Measure out all ingredients and mix into a large bowl
- Roll into 25-30 1 inch energy balls and place onto a plate or tray
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes (stores for up to 7 days)
“Act out the toys” workout! This trainer uses toys to create a fun workout! Try making up moves of your own for toys you have in your home!
We have been spending a lot of time in our homes recently. Test your observational skills with this in-home scavenger hunt!
Welcome to the weekend! Let’s kick it off with a DANCE PARTY!!!!! Here is an upbeat workout to kick off your weekend with a lot of energy and fun!
Remember those paper hearts you cut up on Monday? Well, today’s activity is to take a walk around your neighborhood and see how many hearts you can count! If you don’t find any, add a sign to your window encouraging others to decorate their homes as well! Write down your total below!
Today I found _____ hearts! My favorite color heart is _______
We hope you had a SUPER week! Here is your last workout challenge of the week!
To end the week, we will slow things down and reflect. Each week we will post a new guided meditation video to help you relax your body and calm your mind. This is an opportunity for the whole family to take a few minutes to reflect on the week and enjoy a few moments of silence.