Physical Education Lessons

The idea is to find fun ways to get a minimum of 30 Minutes of exercise a day!

 

Warm-Up Activity (3-5 minutes) – Any activity that will raise your heart rate. Some ideas are below, but please feel free to be creative!

 

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – Any vigorous activity that will really get your heart pumping! Challenge yourself to increase your intensity/personal record on a day to day basis.

 

  • Run “x amount” of laps around the yard in 5 minutes
  • Jump Rope (Invisible or makeshift) 
  • Play tag
  • Play a sport
  • Ride a bike (Safety First)
 
Skill Challenge
  • Toss Clap Catch - (Outdoors Recommended) Using a ball of your choice, toss it into the air and see how many times you can clap before you catch it again. - Start with 1 clap and and work your way up to as many claps as you can.
  • Plank Challenge - Using a timer, how long can you hold a plank? Can you beat your family members?
  • Standing Long Jump - Using a measuring device, mark off distance and try to beat your best jump! Example  

 

 

I am so proud of everyone's commitment to exercise! You all have been doing amazing! I miss talking to and seeing everyone's hard work and progress. If you made an obstacle course or were able to hold a plank for 30 seconds, I want to know! Went for a bike ride? Do tell! Please keep sending updates or video of yourselves being awesome and moving! You Rock!

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Warm-Up Activity (3-5 minutes) 

 

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – Any vigorous activity that will really get your heart pumping! Challenge yourself to increase your intensity/personal record on a day to day basis. Please don't hesitate to email me if you need recommendations or ideas for adaptations or just want to tell me about your adventures!

 

Obstacle course- Be creative! Build an indoor or outdoor obstacle course. The course can be as simple or complex as you'd like. Once completed, time yourself to see how fast you can complete the course. Change it up and find ways to make it more challenging! Below you will find some links to great ideas to help you build the ultimate obstacle course! 
 
 
Skill Challenges
 
  • Toss Catch Challenge w/ partner - Using a ball of your choice, see how many times you and a partner can toss back and forth without dropping. Don't have a ball you can safely use indoors? We use rolled up (clean!) socks. To hard? Move closer. To easy? Move further away!
 
  • Daily Plank Challenge - Everytime there is a TV commercial, video game loading, etc. Get in and hold the plank position. Can you hold it for more than 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds!? Remember, keep your back straight as a board! 
 
  • Running Long Jump - Mark off a start point and try to beat your best running long jump! Try different techniques and see which works best for you! Check out these jumpers!

 

 

Hello everyone! I am so proud of everyone's dedication! You never cease to amaze me! This week we are focusing on a scavenger hunt with a twist. Every item you find is matched with an exercise. Remember, it's not a race but more of a marathon. Do your absolute best and don't forget to pace yourself and try to focus on using correct form! I would love to see pictures of you in action or of your completed checklist.

 

Can you think of your own scavenger hunt? Send it my way and I will see if I can complete it with my family! Happy Hunting!

 

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Warm-Up Activity (3-5 minutes) 

 

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – Any vigorous activity that will really get your heart pumping! Challenge yourself to increase your intensity/personal record on a day to day basis. Please don't hesitate to email me if you need recommendations or ideas for adaptations or just want to tell me about your adventures!

 

Scavenger Hunt- w/ a twist! There is both an indoor and outdoor hunt included. Encourage completion of each and every challenge. If an item is unobtainable add your own or allow the use of video technology to "call for help". Good luck and have fun! 
 
 
Indoor Scavenger Hunt! 
 
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!
 
 
Skill Challenges
 
Get the entire family involved in these challenges!
 
  • Bounce and catch w/ partner - Using a ball of your choice, see how many times you and a partner can bounce a ball back and forth without dropping (the ball may only bounce one time). To easy? Every time you and your partner make a successful bounce and catch, take 1 step backwards. See how far apart you can end up! Remember, if the ball bounces more than 1 time or is dropped you must start over!
 
  • "1 Day" Technology Challenge - Everytime you turn on an electric device (TV, tablet, Xbox, phone) you must do 10x of one of the following exercises-  Push-Ups, Squats, Plank/Sit-ups. Keep track of your total exercises. How many did you do!?
 

 

 

Spring Break is just around the corner and you earned it! Make sure to take advantage of the warmer days ahead and get outside and play! In addition to your weekly Phys. Ed. lesson try to go for a bike/scooter ride, play tag, hide and seek or dance to your favorite song. Anything that gets you moving for at least 20 minutes a day is great for your immune system!

 

Thank you to everyone that has reached out and shared their activities with me! It has been awesome to see what everyone is up to! Keep it coming and enjoy Spring Break! 

 

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Warm-Up Activity (3-5 minutes) 

 

  • "Spell your name challenge" Spell Your Name Challenge

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – Any vigorous activity that will really get your heart pumping! Challenge yourself to increase your intensity/personal record on a day to day basis. Please don't hesitate to email me if you need recommendations or ideas for adaptations or just want to tell me about your adventures!

 

"Pacer Test" - The Pacer Test or "Beep Test" is a great way to test and increase your cardiovascular endurance! What's cardiovascular endurance? Cardiovascular endurance is your ability to do activity over time! It's called the "pacer test" because you want to control your speed. Don't go faster than you need to! Only fast enough to make it between the two spots before the bell! Slow and steady wins the race. Try it more than once. See how far you can make it, then try to beat your best score. Involve as many members of your family as you can!

 

How to: Mark off two spots or lines approximately 50 steps from one another. Cones, pool noodles, trees - anything can be used as a marker.  Your goal will be to keep up with the series of beeps and bells by running back and forth between the two spots. Focus on running at just the right speed (pacing). This way you make it from spot to spot in time, but don't use up to much energy!

 

Pacer Test Audio -  This link is for the audio. If unable to hear, try an amplified source or carry a phone playing the audio. 

 

Pacer Test Demonstration - This link is a great demonstration of the Pacer Test in action. 

 
 
 
Skill Challenges
 
Get the entire family involved in these challenges!
 
  • Just Volley!- Using a ball of your choice, see how many times you can volley (hit) the ball into the air without it touching the ground. A volleyball is ideal but any soft medium sized ball would work just fine. Don't have a ball? Try a balloon, beach ball or even a stuffed toy. You can attempt this challenge with a partner(s) or alone. Try different techniques and different types of balls to see which works best for you! -
 
 
  • Wall Sit Challenge - Stand with your back flat against a wall. Slowly walk your feet out so that when you sit down your legs are bent at a 90-degree angle (just like when you sit in a chair). Keep your feet flat on the ground and your back and shoulders flat against the wall. If it's easy you might be "to high". If it's hard you might be "to low". See how long you can hold it! Can you beat your family? Are you getting better with practice!?
 
Look at me- How to Wall Sit
 
 
 

 

 

 

Welcome back! I hope everyone's Spring Break was amazing! Remember, anything that gets you moving for at least 20 minutes a day is great for your immune system!

 

If you are able to, please keep me updated on your progress. A picture/video or even a short snippet of your physical activity is perfect!

 

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Warm-Up Activity -(5 minutes) 

 

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – This weeks activity is going to be a little different - Bottle Flipping! Bottle flipping is an excellent way to work on hand eye coordination while allowing you to be creative!  Below you will find some links to bottle flipping ideas and some different ways to make it more challenging. I know you are going to come up with some creative "bottle flips" so please share your accomplishments with me! If you are feeling particularly brave, send me a video of you completing a challenge from the list, or one of your own ideas, and I will see if I can match it! 

 

Links

 
Challenge Ideas
  • How many flips can you get in a row? 2-6-10-20-30!?
  • Can you "cap" it? ( When you flip it and it lands on the cap instead of the base)
  • Double Flip
  • Challenge a family member to a Game of Bottle Flip
  • Bottle flip relay. (Run, flip, run back, repeat. Can do with a team or solo)
  • What awesome ideas can you think of? Let me know!
 
 
Skill Challenges
 
  • Chopstick and Pea Challenge - Use chickpeas, dried beans, or any alternative (small pieces of crumpled paper). If you don't have chopsticks, try using some drinking straws. See how many "beans" you can get from a pile into a small bowl within a 1 minute time frame. To make it more challenging, you can place beans further away from the bowl! Challenge your own best time or others!
 
  • Jump Rope Challenge - See how long you can jump for. How many jumps can you get in 1 minute. Can you jump longer than a friend? No rope. no problem. Place an object on the ground or use a sidewalk crack and jump back and forth over that! Check out her skills!
 
 
 
 
 

I loved seeing everyone's bottle flip skills. Awesome stuff! Trick Shots are the name of the game this week! What amazing trick shots can you come up with!? It doesn't just have to be basketball. Soccer, football, tennis, cleaning up your dirty laundry... Let's see what creative trick shots you can come up with! Trick shot you're proud of? I would love to see it!

 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -(5 minutes) 

 

  • Bottle Flip Chaos - Bottle flip challenge. Repeat 5x. Did your score improve? What strategies did you use? My best score was 6!

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activity – Trick Shots! Trick shots are a great way to get some exercise and improve hand eye coordination all the while putting your creative mind to work. Lacrosse, karate, dance, baseball, gymnastics, etc. What trick shots can you think of? How fast can you toss your toys into the bin? How long does it take you to get your laundry in the basket? Remember, when trying a new trick shot, try not to get discouraged. Keep on trying! Some shots are worth the wait!

 

Check out the links for some ideas. Let's see what you got!

 

Links

 
Challenge Ideas
  • How many baskets can you make in 1 minute while shooting backwards
  • Set up a water bottle and knock it over with a tennis ball. "Over the swing set, off the wagon, nothing but bottle" 
  • Throw a football through a hula hoop 
  • As I'm typing this, my son just flipped his straw (dry) into his milk. Try that? (Be careful!)
  • Challenge a family member to a game of HORSE . No hoop? No problem! Use a laundry basket! Not feeling basketball? Try a soccer ball and a goal. Love dance? Add in some ballet moves! Gymnastics? Forward roll trick shot! 
  • What awesome ideas can you think of? Let me know!
 
 
Skill Challenge - 
 
  • Balloon Tennis - Equipment needed- Flyswatter(s) and some balloons. Use the flyswatter as a tennis racket. The balloons are lightweight which allow safe play on a rainy day! Challenge a friend to a game of swatter tennis or have individual challenges. 1vs1 tennis. Use a couch or a sidewalk line as the "net" and play some tennis. Individual-  How long can you keep the balloon up in the air? To easy? How many balloons can you keep at once?  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Blasting into May and I must say everyone absolutely crushed their trick shots! I was blown away seeing everyone's creative shot ideas. Young minds never cease to amaze me and I learn something new everyday! This weeks theme is "things that weren't meant for PE". Let's venture a bit further off the PE path and try some activities that use items that aren't common in a gym but can be found around your home. Once again, I appreciate everyone sharing their experiences and ideas, so keep it up!
 
 

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Warm-Up Activity - (Repeat 3x) 

 

  • Crumpled up paper ball
  • Plastic Cup
  • Towel or Blanket
  • A "shooting line"
 
This one is a lot of fun! Place your plastic cup in the center of your towel. Start your 2 minute timer. Your first shot must be from the "shooting line". If you make it, retrieve and shoot again. If you miss, retrieve and take another shot from outside the towel boundary. Make as many shots as you can in the two minutes! Try this activity at least 3x. DId you improve? Why or why not?

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Activities and Challenges – Below are some activities and challenges that use out of the ordinary (for PE) items. As you attempt the challenges or engage in the activities try to think of ways to change it up. Find ways to make it harder or easier. Modifications for indoor/outdoor. Solo or with a friend. Exploration and creativity are important in keeping yourself and others excited about physical fitness!

 

Ziploc Bag Challenge  - How many hits can you get? Ziploc tennis or volleyball? Two bags at once?What size bag did you use? Would it be easier to use a larger or smaller bag? No Ziploc bags? Balloon or stuffed animal works. 

 

Ziploc Bag Soccer -  How long can you juggle? What other parts of your body could you use? Was it harder or easier?

 

Wrecking Ball  -  This one is a lot of fun! We used a lot of random toys, a large stretchy sock and a tennis ball. Get everyone involved. Best time wins! Wrecking ball relay race? 

 

Mouse Trap - We found a laundry basket and an empty paper towel roll. Then we each picked our own indoors-safe items. A monkey, foam ball and unicorn were chosen as "mice". We played against one another. First one to reach 21 points was the winner. 

 

Get Out and Play -  When it comes to exercise, more is always better. In addition to completing the different challenges and activities a lot of my students have shared some of the extra activities they have been doing. The list below contains some of the things that have been shared with me so far. Give them a try!

 

  • Soccer
  • Riding a bike- A lot of first time bike riders! Great job!
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • ATV Riding
  • Fishing
  • Basketball
  • Workout Videos
  • Virtual Golf

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
Fooorrreeee! That's right, this week we are going golfing! Unlike most sports, the object of any golf game is to get the lowest score you possibly can. Each "hit" counts as a stroke to your overall score. More difficult holes will normally require more strokes. Easier holes will typically result in a lower score. Soccer, frisbee, baseball, tennis, hockey, lacrosse and many other sports can all be adapted into a round of golf. What way can you play? 

 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -  (7- min)

 

Avenger Warm-Up - 40 seconds of exercise with 10 seconds of rest between each segment. You can choose from 3 different exercises per segment. Do as many repetitions of each exercise as possible! You got this!

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)

 

Forrrrrrrrreeee! 
 
This weeks activity is to design, build and play a round of "golf." Normally golf is played with golf balls and set of clubs but you can play your golf round with whatever you like. Normally a "hole" in golf is exactly that. A hole in the ground, but your "hole" can be whatever you decide. Toss a toy into a basket, use a patch of grass, fly a plane through a hoop, etc. A typical golf course will have 18 different holes. Your course can have as many holes as you like. Indoors /outdoors or any combination of the two is acceptable!
 
Below are ideas of different ways for you to play golf! Be creative! Combine and experiment with different types. Use what you see below or create your own! How many "strokes" did it take you to get it in the hole? Here's your chance to develop the next big sport!
     
       Type- Ball, How, "Hole"
 
  • Soccer Golf- Soccer Ball, Kick, Goal 
  • Frisbee Golf- Frisbee, Throw, Clean trash can
  • Hockey Golf- Ball/Puck, Hit, Knock over a can
  • Tennis Golf- Tennis Ball, Racket, Hit through hoop
  • Mini-Golf - Golf Ball, Club, "Hole"
  • Baseball Golf - Ball, Bat, Throw/Hit into
  • Paper Airplane Golf - Paper Airplane, Throw, Through a hoop
  • Indoor Golf- Stuffed Toy, Toss, Laundry basket
  • What ideas did you come up with?
 
 
Feeling artistic? Draw a picture of your creation!
 
Feeling Competitive? Keep track of your score hole by hole. Try to beat your own personal best or challenge a friend! Remember, the lowest score wins. 
 
Need some inspiration? Check out-  Dude Perfect All Sports Golf Battle
 
Something your proud of? As always, I'd love to see it! Good luck and have fun! Forrrrrrreee!
 
Fun Fact - "Fore!" is used to warn anyone standing or moving in the flight of a golf ball. ... Caddies were often warned about oncoming golf balls by a shout of the term "fore-caddie" which was eventually shortened to just "fore!"
 

 

 

 
Zooooommmm! This is your captain speaking, fasten your seat belts and prepare for lift-off! S.T.E.A.M is everywhere. So it's all systems go when we are able to combine S.T.E.A.M concepts with physical education skills! This week we will be building, flying and of course chasing paper airplanes! Paper airplanes are great tools for practicing hand-eye coordination and throwing skills. Technique is more important than strength so they also help teach us control. Plus, they are just plain fun! Grab some paper and lets get flying!
 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -  (5- min)

 

- Find the missing letter then complete the appropriate exercise. "Laps" could be around your house/yard/ or jog in place if needed!

Find The Missing Letter

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)
 
 
Paper Airplane Activity!
 
 
Build
 
Step One- I found This Site to have clear directions for building several different types of planes. I recommend building a few different types and a few spares! Different planes will have different flight styles. Some fly far, some high and some do tricks. Take your time. Trial and error is key! Here Is a video for a basic plane. All good? Move to step two!
 
 
Test 
 
Step Two - Test flight. This is where control comes into play! Start off with soft throws. This is a case where throwing harder doesn't always mean the plane will travel further. Take your time and be patient! What happens if you throw the plane straight up? Straight down? Too hard? Too light? Once you're comfortable throwing, move onto some challenges!
 
 
Challenges
 
Your planes are ready? Awesome. Now lets see what you got! 
 
  • 1x Throw Distance Challenge - How far can you throw your plane? Mark a starting point and give it your best toss. Mark your furthest throw and try to beat it. Remember, this is PE class so run to get your plan between throws! My best throw was about 30 feet. Check This Out!
 
  • Accuracy Challenge - How's your aim? Mark a starting point and get some targets. Targets could be drawn on the driveway with sidewalk chalk. You can knock over stacked plastic cups. Have a parent cut holes into one of the million Amazon boxes lying around and try to fly your plane through it... Assign point values and keep track. Give yourself 3x throws per try and try to beat your personal best! 
 
  • Throw and Catch (solo) - See if you can throw the plane and catch it again before it hits the ground. This is where a "glider" type plane will work best. Were you able to do it? How many times in a row? 
 
  • Throw and Catch (partner) - similar to our toss and catch games but with planes. Use finesse when throwing and catching. Work together!
 
  • 3x Throw Distance Challenge - Same as the "1 Throw" but this time you get 3x in a row. Wherever the plane lands, that's where you take your next throw from. Mark your distance from your 3rd throw! 
 
  • It flew how long!? - Grab a stopwatch or timer and see how long your plane stays in the air for. My best was 4 seconds!
 
  • Freestyle Challenge - What cool tricks can you do? Anything goes! Have someone score your throws on a scale of 1-10.  Throw from atop the playground. While running full speed. Spinning in circles. Have fun and be creative!
 
 
Additional cool things!
 
 
Have fun!
 
 
 
 
 
Table Top Games! This week we will be visiting some activities that were around long before tablets and other electronic devices. They are great for indoor play and as with most games, are more fun when shared with others. Please continue getting plenty of fresh air and exercise outdoors! Keep up the good work and have fun!
 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -  (5- min)

 

Fitness

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)
 
 
Table Top Games 
The following games are designed to be played on a tabletop type surface. A smooth counter/island will also work. Many of the games can also be adapted to be played lying down on the floor. Enjoy!
 
 
Tabletop Paper Football - Great game to challenge another person or you can also practice on your own! Like any skill, it does take some practice before you are able to play (especially the "extra points). My house likes to decorate and customize our footballs with our favorite team logos or some unicorns and sparkles. Have Fun! 
 
 
Links on How to Play - There's a few different ideas and ways to play!
 
Basics- 
- 4 hits (downs) to get the football to balance on table edge (touchdown 6 points) 
- Flick football through opponents goalpost to get an extra point (1 point)
- if you use more than 4 hits or knock the football off the field, it becomes the other players turn
 
 
 
Tabletop Rugby - Rugby is a popular sport played in many countries. At first glance it looks like football, but has a very different set of rules. Tabletop rugby is played with a coin. We used a plastic gold coin at my house! 
 
 
Basics
- you can keep the scoring similar to football 
- 4 hits to get the coin to balance on table edge
- flip balanced coin into air and catch it to earn a conversion (6 points)
- spin coin, catch between thumbs and lob through goalpost to earn an extra point.  
 
 
 
Tabletop Basketball- Tabletop basketball is similar to rugby in that it is also played with a coin. You can use a plastic cup or your hands as the baskets. 
 
Basics
- spin the coin on the table
- catch the spinning coin between your 2 thumbs. If you drop the coin - your turn is over
- Using a catapult motion try to fling the quarter into your opponents basket. 
- 1 point is given for every basket. 
 
 
 
 
 
This week's theme will be "minute to win it". You will have 1 minute to complete each challenge! You can use a stopwatch, kitchen timer or a tablet app to help keep track of the 60 secs! Do your best to try each listed activity. If for some reason you don't have the equipment needed, you may substitute or skip it. Feel free to try each challenge as many times as it takes! Reflect on the different strategies and techniques you used that helped you be successful!
 
You have 1 minute, start the timer! 
 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -  (5- min)

 

 

Thermometer Fitness

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)
 
This week's theme will be "minute to win it". You will have 1 minute to complete each challenge! You can use a stopwatch, kitchen timer or a tablet app to help keep track of the 60 secs! Do your best to try each listed activity. If for some reason you don't have the equipment needed, you may substitute or skip it. Feel free to try each challenge as many times as it takes! Reflect on the different strategies and techniques you used that helped you be successful!
 
You have 1 minute, start the timer! 
 

 

1. Keep ‘Em Up
Can you keep a balloon (or two) in the air for a minute using only one hand? How about using no hands (blow on it)? Ziplok bag is a good alternative. 

 
Place a cookie on your forehead. You have 1 minute to get the cookie into your mouth. No hands
 

3. Roll-On, Buddy
Try to roll a potato, sweet potato, apple or onion across the floor from one side of the room to the other in 60 seconds or less... Using only your nose...

 

4. Pyramid Wizard
Get a stack of 10-15-21? cups. You have one minute to build a pyramid and then break it back down and re-stack the cups. Practice slowly a few times so you know the pattern. Less cups = easier. More cups = harder 

 

5. Blown Away
Stack those cups back into a pyramid. Blow up a balloon, aim it at the pyramid and then let it go. You can also use the air from the balloon, but no touching! You have one minute to knock over all of them! 

6. It’s Gonna Get Yummy
Hold a Popsicle stick in your mouth and try to place 5 m&m's, skittles or starbursts (easier) on it. No holding them in place! You have 1 minute and all five must remain on the stick for at least 5 seconds. 

 

7. Thar She Blows!
Line up plastic cups from one end of the table to the other and fill them to the brim with water. Float a ping pong ball in the first cup. You have one minute to blow your ball across the cups to the other side of the table. If your ball falls onto the table, you have to start over.

8. Cotton Ball Scoop
Take 15 cotton balls and spread them on a table. The player has a minute to pick up all the cotton balls and put them in the bowl using just the spoon. For a giant version use a kitchen spoon and clean rolled up socks!  

9. Save the Joker
Place a stack of cards (with the joker on the bottom) atop a container. You have one minute to blow away the rest of the stack and leave just the joker remaining. If you knockoff the joker, its a do-over.

10. Penny Tower
You have one minute to stack 20 pennies onto one another to make a tower. You may only pick up one penny at a time!

 

11. Spaghetti Betty 
With a piece of uncooked spaghetti in your mouth, you have one minute to thread five pieces of penne pasta onto the spaghetti stick.

 

 

 
 
 
This is the final full week of the 2019-2020 school year. I am so proud of everyone's dedication and hard work! This week we are going to do some different outdoor challenges that use water!  I hope everyone stays cool and has a blast! 

 

 

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Warm-Up Activity -  (5- min)

 

 

Finger Fitness

 

Stretch – Hold each stretch for a 20 count.

  1. Legs straight out
  2. One leg in
  3. Other leg in
  4. Butterfly (Nose to Toes)
  5. ABC Push-ups
  6. Plank (Elbows or Hands)
 
 
This is the final full week of the 2019-2020 school year. I am so proud of everyone's dedication and hard work! This week we are going to do some different outdoor challenges that use water! I hope everyone stays cool and has a blast! 

 

Remember, these are OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES!

 

1. Water Balloon Toss-Clap-Catch

This challenge is like our regular toss,clap,catch but with a twist. Instead of a soft ball, you will use a water balloon! If you don't have a water balloon you can use a Ziploc bag filled with water. You must start with 1x clap and work your way up. Toss the balloon, clap 1x, then catch. Next go for 2x clap. After that you go for 3x claps. Keep going as high as you can! If you get wet, start over! If you drop the balloon but it doesn't pop-continue from that number of claps! 

 

You will need a sponge and two buckets (or large bowels). Fill one bucket with water and place the empty one about 20 feet away. Using just the sponge, transfer all the water from the full bucket, to the empty one. Time yourself and try to beat your own score, or if you are able to, challenge a friend to see who can do it the fastest!
 

3. Water the Garden
This is the water the garden challenge. Ask an adult what plants, gardens or grass need watering. Your challenge is to do the absolute best watering job those plants have ever seen! Repeat this activity all Summer unless directed otherwise by an adult. 

 

4. I Have a Cup on My Head

Fill a large plastic cup to the brim with water. Your challenge is to hold the cup on top of your head using both of your hands. Next, run from one side of your yard to the other as fast as you can 3x's! That's it- Let me know how that turns out!

 

5. Partner Balloon Toss
You will need a water balloon (or Ziplok bag w/water) and a partner. The challenge is to start within arms reach of one another and toss/catch the balloon. If successful, each of you takes one large step backwards. You are working together to see just how far apart you can get. Keep going until one of you gets wet!

 

Have Fun! I miss all of you!