While I should be thinking of all the fun events in April (and writing a post about that instead) I am actually only thinking of ways to keep the children occupied during April vacation. Usually this means crafts and worksheets. However, I have realized that my children need to MOVE! So I’m trying to come up with more ways to incorporate controlled movement. In other words, how can I get them moving without having them go completely crazy and destroying everything in their path.
My first idea is just a simple daily exercise time where we can all get a dose of movement and get the blood pumping. Since I rarely make it to the gym, I see the benefits for me as well! To keep it orderly I came up with 24 simple exercises and printed them up on cards. Each one is either done 10 times or is performed while counting slowly to 10. I let the kids call out the exercises, but I do the counting so they don’t go to fast. You don’t have to do all the cards at once. For today I decided to start slow and just have them choose 10 from the stack. Once I get my schedule completed I will try to split them into 3 or 4 quick sessions a day.
Print out your own set here: Get Moving Cards
I’ve set it up to print on both sides if you want the cute picture on each. If not, just print pages 1 and 3. Here’s how ours look printed (and laminated of course!)
Now go and get moving!