Crews – Ages 7yrs upwards
Moving around the hall/room call out the desired boat crew the crew have to sit on the floor one behind each other legs straddled as if about to row. Call out Men’s Pairs (2 boys together ) Women’s Pairs (2 Girls together ) Mixed Pairs (1 boy.1 Girl ). 8s All girl crew 8s All boys 8s Mixed to catch them out call out Single Crew!. When you call out the boat crew the children have to sit down in the boat as quickly as possible with the correct number of crew. Last people down or not in the correct crew or number is out.
Boat/Rowing themed Stretches/Pose – All ages .
Using descriptive words such as Rocking, Straddle , Balance Stretching Forwards Slide Backwards etc . Create as many Rowing themed stretches , Poses as possible Here are some movement/shape examples
Oxford v Cambridge
2 Teams/ crews of children (with as many or as little numbers of players you have )
Crews are sitting straddled one behind each other (as if in a rowing boat ) on a bench or in the same position on mats . Crews are Opposite each other For example below
Crew 1 Crew 2
The teams throw a ball between each other , Referee foul throws or moving off bench or mat. The ball is passed between teams for 30seconds/ 45 seconds untill the whistle is blown . The team holding the ball is the loser.
Row Row Row your boat…. Ages 3 upwards
There are lots of versions to this rhyme available on Google , if your children dont know them already !
Add actions to the words for example back and forth ,on the Row Row Row
Gently down the stream……. Wave action with hand
If you see a crocodile !……… Snapping arms
Rock Rock Rock your boat ……. Rock side to side
Rowing Circuits Ages 10yrs +
Rowing is a full body workout incorporating the muscles of the arms, legs , back & shoulders, chest and abs .
Arrange exercises in a big circle .Exercises to include Press ups, Sit ups , Plank , Squats , etc .
Exercise stations for 45 seconds.