When you need a brain break, here are some ideas that you can access! Let’s keep moving!
Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) workouts. You can access these using the links below. We enjoy doing these at school and they only take 5 minutes.
Cosmic Kids Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Go Noodle - (YouTube) e.g. dinosaur stomp, popsicle, banana meatballs
Make your own exercise routine / gym at home…. Ideas include
Run up and down the stairs, hop on the spot, star jumps, chair dips, plank, step ups,
Lifting bean cans, squats against the wall etc.
Hula hooping - how long can you hula for?
Put on your favourite music / song and make up your own dance routine.
Go for a walk!
Skipping rope: Can you skip and count / chant a nursery rhyme?
Obstacle course: Create a furniture course in your apartment / house or take chalk
and make a course outside. Add in specific mental or physical challenges to keep them
Wheelbarrow, crab, and bear-walk races: Holding one of these tough positions gives
you a real workout.
Animal races: Hop like a bunny or frog; squat and waddle like a duck; and so on.
Balloon ball: There are endless ways to play with balloons indoors. Try to keep it off
the ground or just play catch. Mix it up with balloon tennis!
Follow the leader: Add to the workout with energetic movements such as jumping,
stomping, and squatting.
Freeze dance/Musical statues: When the music stops, freeze in your pose and hold it until the music
Scavenger hunt: Write up clues and hide them around the house/apartment. Children
can race to find each clue for a small prize at the end.
Star jumps: simple but good for coordination and they get your heart going.
Parachute: This can be re-created at home with sheets. Each child takes an end of the
parachute or sheet and fans it upward while one of you runs underneath.
Skittles: Fill up water bottles and use any ball you have. How many skittles have you knocked down? How many are still standing?
Hopscotch: Use tape or chalk to make a game on your floor or outside your house.