Make 5–10 separate lines of tape, each about a foot apart, on your floor or carpet. Label the first one the “start” line and then give your kids simple instructions to play these five games:
See how many lines they can jump over. Have them try and beat their best score each time. Experiment with arm swinging vs. arms behind their backs.
Run ‘n’ Jump:
Now let them take a running start and see if they can jump even further!
Long Jump Backwards:
Increase the difficulty by performing the tasks jumping backwards.
How far can they jump on one leg?
Reach ‘n’ Stretch:
How far can their leg reach with one foot on the “start” line?
Activity by Dan Finucane, Floating Site Coordinator
Inspiration from www.whatmomslove.com