At Home Activities

Here are some activities you can do at home to help stay active when not at gymnastics classes! 

 

Tiny Tots:

 

Neighborhood Eye Spy
 
Now mind you - Wisconsin weather needs to be kind to us for this one!  Make a list of different objects you might see in a neighborhood.  Bundle up and go for a walk, crossing off the objects as you spot them!
 
 
Indoor Obstacle Courses
 
Grab all of your pillows, couch cushions, ect and make an obstacle course.  The kids will LOVE this.  Kids ages 4-6 can even help you build it!   You can time older kiddos to see if they can improve how quickly they can complete it!   
 
 
Animal Walks
 
Describe animals to your kiddos - have them guess what animal you are describing, then have them walk around the house the way that animal walks!
 
 
Hopscotch
 
Get creative with your sidewalk chalk!   Make a hopscotch on the driveway or sidewalk - again, get creative!   Have your kids help design the hopscotch!
 
 
Balance Beam
 
Your child can practice balancing without an actual beam! Use painters tape or masking tape to create lines for your kids to walk on.  Depending on their age, they can walk forward, sideways, backwards, on their tip toes, ect.  Weather permitting, you could also draw different line patterns with sidewalk chalk outside on the driveway.  
 
 
Balloon Toss
 
So simple yet so fun!   Play with your kiddos - see how many times you can hit it before it touches the ground!

First Grade and Up:

13 Around the House Activities:

 

1. Crab walk around house 3x
2. Holding a headstand for 20 seconds while doing crazy leg positions.
3. 10 straddle jumps or tuck jumps with a stick finish
4. Handstand against wall
5. Run in place for 1 minute
6. Time yourself holding a V sit...how long can you do it?
7. Bridge hold and hold up each leg for 10 seconds
8. 10 levers in a row
9. Hold foot in passé (toe to knee) and close your eyes - how long can you balance?
10. 50 jumping jacks
11. 30 jumps over a safe object
12. 50 jump ropes
13.  Practice your splits, pancakes, and pike stretches for 30 sec to 1 minute each day.

 

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