Staying fit while having fun!
Over the next couple of days I am going to open up the floor to you guys to chime in and give away all of your most prized secrets on fitness activities. This is the not only the season of giving, but also think about how great it feels to help some one out that really needs it. There are many teachers out there that freeze up and revert to the same boring activities that students despise. How many times can you possibly run the pacer, the mile, do mass sit ups and push ups or run relay races?
The second activity is called PE UNO. This game can be played with UNO cards that you can by at your local bargain store or you can make your own cards. Split your students into groups where they will work togeter to make decisions. Each small group is playing their own little game and will need their own set of cards and rule sheet. One student will pick a card and the group will do what that card says. After the whole group has completed the activity the next person in the group will pick a card. There is no end of the game so it is important to keep an eye on your students and allow water breaks as a group or as individuals. Below are the different cards that are in the deck and what we have made them represent.
Colored number cards - if a colored card is pulled the group will do the exercise represented by that color the amount of times that is on the card.
Draw 2 = draw two cards and do both exercises
Draw 4 = draw four cards and do all four activities
Wild = pick any activity and do that activity
Make sure your students shuffle the cards when they reach the end of the deck and when they are finished for the day. This is important so that the next group that plays does not end up with four specialized cards in a row. Nothing like grabbing a Draw 4 followed by a draw two and have do do 17 push ups 5 curl ups and 6 mountain climbers and 2 laps around the gym in one turn.
Now it is your turn! . WE NEED COMMENTS! My challenge to you is to share your fitness best practices with everyone in the comment section. It does not have to be a long comment. If you think it is too long post something short and email me the description. I will collect them and them post them as files on the blog in a future post that I hope to post over the Christmas Holidays that will showcase the top 10 fitness activities.