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I have a small day care in my home. One of the things my kids love is catching bugs. I give each of the kids a plastic jar and then we go out into a field. I find the are running bending and reaching. They get a lot of good exercise and then we have the bugs to look at as a science time.
At our house we turn on music and just dance and run around..
Another great game/clean a room
We get 3 bags/3 kids and hurry to see who can pick up the most garabe or toys in a room and the winner gets a prize.. It gets them exercise and I get a clean room. They love it ages 3,5,7
We have a trampoline and thats wonderful exercise...
good ideas. i'm teaching my 2 y.o. red light, green light.
"You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind"
As Outlined by Heart and Stroke Foundation:
A child should have 60-90 minutes of activity per day.
Free play is a way of getting those minutes in and are intended for children who are not sports oriented.
Ideas for free play
The early years: 3 to 5:
Playing cowboys and indians, or pirates
Walking the dog
Follow the leader (jump, hop, skip)
Play musical chairs
Play red light, green light
Take a fun walk, skip, jump, hop, run...
Simon Says (Do exercise, jumping jacks, run in place)
Chilren 6 to 12:
Practice Martial Arts
Gymnastics in the yard
Play Badminton or volleyball
Do some chores (Wash car, vaccuum, mow the lawn)
These are just examples, there are many many more, just use your imagination and lets see if we can get the Kids moving.
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