Welcome to our Daily GET ACTIVE Challenge! These suggestions are designed to give you ideas for getting the kids (and family) moving while having fun. Each day we will post an activity as our Daily Challenge. If it inspires you that is great! If you want to join in and do another activity off our BIG LIST that works too.
Stay tuned for great promotions (and some giveaways!)...participation in at least one day of the Challenge will be required!
Challenge #27- Jump The Rope- Tie the mitten or sock to the end of a jump rope. Have the children stand around you in a circle (or if there is only 1 child they can just stand in front of you) a little less than the length of the rope away. Swing the rope low and slow and encourage the children to jump as it comes past. For younger children, you might need to go very slow on the ground as their coordination will not allow much more than this. For older children, you can swing the rope faster and higher and higher with each turn. They will love showing you their capabilities.
These suggestions come from a variety of people, websites, and local Hampton Roads resources. A big Thank You to everyone who gave ideas for this list including (but not limited to) local resources CHKD Healthy You For Life, Coalition for Infant & Child Health contributors Dr. Linda Mintle, Author of Raising Healthy Kids in an Unhealthy World (CINCH) and Tammy Underwood, Wellness Integration Specialist - School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) in the WJCC County Schools, Bon Secours of Hampton Roads Family Focus Program, Taylor Bend YMCA, Hampton Roads Mom, & Norfolk Stroller Strides.
Additional thanks to the following organizations for their support and contribution to promotions and giveaways as a part of the GET ACTIVE Challenge: Kangaroo Jac's, KJ's Reball Arena,Soccer Shots Virginia Beach, Stroller Strides of Norfolk, Virginia Beach & Chesapeake, Norfolk Botanical Garden, The Little Gym of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, & Hampton On Ice.
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