Monday, March 25, 2013

A fun way to get exercise in the cold

Cone to Cone Exercises
Set up several cones about 20 feet apart. The kids should begin at the first cone. The purpose of this exercise is to get to the next cone performing some sort of exercise. It will also increase teamwork as well as build strength and speed. It's fun for kids because they can come up with their very own exercise and have fun doing so at the same time. For instance, one kid can yell, "Crab walk!" The kids will then perform the crab walk to the next cone. Once all kids have reached the cone, another kid can yell "Leap frog!" The kids will then perform the leap frog activity until the second cone is reached. Even a simple sprint or backwards walk can be used for this fun exercise.