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.
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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 hopscotch Playing cowboys and indians, or pirates Playing ball 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: Swim Practice Martial Arts Gymnastics in the yard Go skating Dance Ride Bikes Play Badminton or volleyball Jump rope Play tag 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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