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Family Exercise

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An energetic, family-themed game of guessing and doing the exercises done by different family members.

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Family Exercise

An energetic, family-themed game of guessing and doing the exercises done by different family members. This will develop strong bodies and body awareness.

What you’ll need:

What you will need list

What to do:

Tell your child that they need to remember the exercise that each family member does, because they will be showing it to you. Give them a list of family members and exercises. You can repeat this a few times until your child can remember it. 

Here are some ideas (you can use your own):

Father = push up

Mother = crab walk

Son = donkey kick

Daughter = leg lift

Baby = crawling

Granny = balancing on one leg

If you’re fit enough and want to make it more exciting, you can demonstrate each exercise. When your child can remember all the exercise names and actions, you can take them outside to practise. Get them to try each exercise for around 20 seconds. Talk with them about how different people have different strengths and it’s okay to not be the same as someone else. Talk about the importance of taking care of your body.

Change it up:

Make it easy: Remind your child of which exercises each family member does and perhaps demonstrate for them. Get them to repeat the exercise for only 10 seconds each time.

Make it a challenge: Ask your child to remember what exercise each family member does without help. Get them to do each exercise for a little longer. Ask them to combine two different exercises (for example, they need to do a push up then stand and touch their toes, then another push up and so on).

Indoor play: If you are not able to go outside, limit the exercises to smaller movements. You could do this activity regularly to encourage your child to get exercise.

Developmental areas:

  • Body awareness

  • Balance and stability

  • Controlling your body

  • Planning movement

  • Knowing how to use both sides of your body

Values:

Staying healthy; keeping active; be understanding of others.