Third Week of School (W-F)
Let's continue this week with an activity that the whole family can do. It's called SCOOT OVER (link to video for Chromebooks, link to download video on home computer, written lesson). As you'll see in the video or read from the written lesson plan, you'll need at least 2 people. You'll pass a beanbag, a pair of socks, a stuffed animal, or maybe even an apple under your legs to everyone in your group. Once everyone has touched the object, everybody scoots down to the next chair. Doing this activity around your kitchen table would work well. If you don't have a deck of cards, don't worry. You can do this activity without the cards. Here's some more ways to pass your object:over your headunder your armcircle your bodytouch the object to your nose then pass itbalance it on your head then pass itbalance it on the back of your hand then pass itstand-up, turn around safely, then pass itWhat other passing options can you create?Try to increase your card count every time you play (if you use the cards)!
Next, let's do STRADDLE AND KICK (link to video for Chromebooks, link to download video on home computer, written lesson). This is a real brain booster. It requires concentration and teamwork. Again, get your family involved. Everyone benefits from exercises that stimulate their brain! You can place your hands on each other's shoulders or hold hands, maybe hold wrists.