Daily activity 69: Movement Games

June 25, 2020

This week’s theme:

The Mysteries of Exercise

Fact of the day:

Exercising improves our brain performance, especially if it includes challenges, tasks, and games.

Resources list:

Anna’s video; Youtube; Rainbow objects; markers for a course, ball, or newspaper ball, stopwatch.

Activity 1:

Watch this video by Anna, and join in her fun game of ‘Jellybean’

Activity 2:

Treasure hunt.

  1. Can you hunt around your house, reach high and reach low, and bring back to a table 5 objects – something that you think smells nice, feels nice, tastes nice, looks nice, and makes a nice sound.
  2. Can you move about and hunt around your house and bring back to a table something red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, and purple?

Take a photo of your displays and share them with us on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 3:

Musical statues – Have a good boogie to this song. Every time you hear him sing the words ‘Move On Up’ point upwards as far as you can stretch, making yourself really tall, and freeze for 5-10 seconds before dancing again.

Activity 4:

Dribbling a ball – Create a course to dribble your ball around – it could be marked out as a wiggle around and between books or cushions placed on the floor, or a wavy line of masking tape stuck on the floor to follow. Try dribbling a ball around your course. You could make a giant newspaper ball for this, or if it’s easier to control a small ball, try a ball of socks. How steady do you have to go to ensure you stay on course? Try some time trials to see how fast you can complete the course!