Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Activity Day: Physical Fitness

grandbaby didn't attend Activity Day- but isn't he cute?!

For activity day (group of 8-11 year old girls)  last week we had a "Physical fitness is FUN" day.  It turned out to be over 90 degrees so we included lots of water.  I even turned the sprinklers on so that we could run through it on our relays, etc.

We had a few different contests- there were no prizes for winning- just lots of fun for the participants.  Here are a few of the activities we enjoyed:

Timed hula hooping contest- who could keep the hoop going the longest. 

Water the tree relay race- we divided the group into even teams-  each person had to fill a bucket of water (from a plastic storage bin filled with water) run to a tree and dump the bucket, then run back to hand off the bucket to their team member.

Water Ball Toss- we had some of those squishy balls that hold water like a sponge (dollar store) and then divided the group into partnerships.  Just like an egg toss- the girls lined up, tossed the ball, took a step back from each other and tossed the ball again.  We kept going until one team remained.

Bubble Relay- the girls ran to a designated spot where they had to blow and pop five soap bubbles.  Then they had to return and tag the next girl in line so that she could take off

Shoot the Bucket- using powerful water guns (pictured above) the girl's had to blast an empty milk jug off of a platform from a set distance away.  They raced against each other and the contest was repeated until one girl was declared the best shot.

Beach Ball Bounce- we threw a beach ball around a circle and counted how many tosses we could make before the ball was dropped.  It was a slightly windy day so that made this game more challenging.

Water Fight- we ended everything with a water fight

For our learning moment we read 1 Corinthians 3:16 and we discussed this quote from President David O. McKay: “The healthy man, who takes care of his physical being, has strength and vitality; his temple is a fit place for his spirit to reside. … It is necessary, therefore, to care for our physical bodies, and to observe the laws of physical health and happiness” (The ‘Whole’ Man,” Improvement Era, Apr. 1952, 221).  We also discussed for just a minute a variety of things that we can do to help our bodies be healthy.

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1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thanks! You just saved the day for tomorrow. I am a procrastinator and had just decided to do physical fitness and hopefully include water since it is finally hot! This is PERFECT!

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