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Research suggests that free play is important as it allows children to be creative and develop their brains and bodies in a way where they have more control of their activities and the ability to use their imaginations. Free play helps develop the whole child in a fun and less adult driven environment. Of course, making sure play is safe, appropriate, and with adult supervision is always of the upmost importance when children are playing.
Indoor / Outdoor Activity Ideas:
- Use technology for active exercise and play such as pedometers, Fitbits, Wii Fit,
exercise videos on YouTube, & child friendly sites such as GoNoodle that encourage
- Freeze Dance to your favorite music
- Balloon Volleyball (Volleyball is our next unit of instruction when we get back)
- Create and obstacle course outside (safety first)
- Scoop & Ball Catch Challenge (use a milk jug with the bottom cut off as your scoop,
Have an adult cut the bottom off with a pair of scissors)
- Crawl through tunnels using chairs and blankets
- Hula Hooping
- Hula Hoop & Ball Creations as we did in class
- Jump Rope challenges – single, long rope, Chinese patterns from class
- Hop Scotch, 2 / 4 Square (use chalk to draw your own pattern)
- Various sports balls to work on skill development (soccer ball, basketball, football, frisbee, tennis ball, whiffle ball, baseball, playground ball)
- Home Play Structure (swings, slides, climbing)
- Bike, scooter, roller blade, skate board (remember helmets and safety gear)
- Walking, jogging, running around the neighborhood
- Spring cleanup & yard work to help around the house
- Wheelbarrow, crab walk, and bear walk races
- Animal walks
- Scavenger hunt around the yard
- Partner towel and ball catch
- Racket challenges (badminton, tennis, paddle ball)
Have fun with your free choice activities and remember to keep play safe and appropriate.
Looking for something to do with the family while we practice social distancing? Click the attachment for fun ideas and links to activities!
From the Community Education family to yours, we wish you good health as we do our part for the safety of the community!