Fantastic Fitness

CLASS AGE.

Yrs 4, 5, 6

DURATION.

5-10 mins

EQUIPMENT.

Optional music / 3 bibs

FACILITY.

Hall / Outdoors

ACTIVITY TYPE.

Warm Up / Fun activity

AIMS

-To increase heart rate

-Mobilization of body,

-To increase spacial awareness,

-To create an understanding of components of fitness Muscular strength, Cardiovascular fitness and Flexibility

MAIN ACTIVITY

A brief explanation (may be needed ) of Muscular Strength, (We need muscles to support our bodies and to perform daily activities) Cardiovascular Fitness (Our heart and lungs work all the time to pump blood and provide oxygen throughout our bodies) and Flexibility (we need to be flexible so that we can sit down stand up and generally move around without delay or hindrance )

Choose three Fitness Fanatics (optional bibs with fitness title/picture on them )

-Mr/Miss Muscle

-Captain Cardio

-Mr/Miss Flexible.

At this point I would get the children to discuss choose and demonstrate an activity for the 3 different concepts.

For example:

-Muscle= 5 Box press ups

-Cardio = 5 Jumping Jacks

-Flexibility= Touch toes and hold for 10 seconds.

As the weeks progress you can change the exercises.

The remaining children walk / jog around the room, when tagged they have to perform the designated exercise with precision and control.

Change the three Fitness Fanatics at regular intervals.

 

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LINKS

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