To finish the day, and week, don’t forget to move around.
For example, you may want to play the Wall Ball Challenge. How many times can you throw a ball against a wall and catch it in 60 seconds? In 5 minutes? In 10 minutes? You must stand two steps away from the wall. If you drop the ball, carry on counting your score from where you left off. If you have a partner, throw and catch the ball against the wall.
If you do not have a ball, use a rolled up pair of socks.
For example, you may want to play the Fast Foot Challenge. Place down a starting marker and then a second marker five steps away. Each time you dribble the ball around the marker and back you score one point. How many times can you dribble a ball around a marker and back in 60 seconds? In 5 minutes? In 10 minutes? Can you keep going even if you lose control of the ball? Dribble the ball using only your weaker foot.
If you do not have a ball, how many times can you run around the marker and back?
For example, you may want to play the Bean Bag Throw Challenge. You need to collect the beanbag and return to the throwing line before throwing again. How many times can you throw a beanbag into a hoop in 60 seconds? In 5 minutes? In 10 minutes?
If you don’t have a beanbag/hoop, use a rolled up pair of socks and a washing basket instead! Play with a family member! Take turns to throw and collect the beanbag. How many points can you score as a team?
Bean Bags (or a rolled up pair of socks) are a super versatile toy. What other games, challenges or activities can you come up with ?
For example, as it is the end of the week you may want to come up with an activity or game that could involve the whole family. How about a game of hot potato, follow the leader, keep the balloon up. Maybe you could organise a bike ride, game of hide and seek, a scavenger hunt or a game of twister.
For example, you may want to Learn to juggle. If you want to learn how to juggle, most jugglers start with floaty scarves instead of balls, rings, batons, pins, or fire. If you don’t have scarves, you could try using plastic bags.
Sit down on the ground. Start with two scarves—one on the ground to your left, and one in your left hand. Now throw the scarf in your left hand to the right, and pick up the one on the ground. Repeat on the other side, and you have the basic mechanics down. Add the third scarf now. Hold two scarves and place one on your left side. Throw the scarf in your left hand, pick up the scarf on your left, throw the scarf in your right hand, pick up the scarf on your right. Throw, pick up, throw, pick up, etc. Eventually you’ll be quick enough to throw and catch them while they hang in the air.
For example, you may want to try Sock Skating. If you have hard surfaces in your house, put on some socks and slide around. You can practice spinning or who can slide the farthest. Pretend you are professional ice skaters in the middle of a frozen pond in the winter. Be careful of corners, however, and watch for splinters! First check with an adult before you do this activity.
For example, you may want to try Animal walks. Use your imaginations to come up with different types of animal walks! Imitate bears walking, or run fast like a cheetah. Waddle like a penguin, or pretend to swim through the ocean like a dolphin.
For example, you may want to play Don’t drop the balloon. The goal is to keep the balloon from touching the ground. You can catch it, push it, punch it and throw it about so long as it doesn’t land on the ground. This is also a fun activity for all the family. (Tip: Have spare balloons on hand in case it bursts.)