SIX IN A ROW – Fitness-Based Board Game for the Classroom and Virtual Learners + 3 more board games

Last spring, when I was home searching for asynchronous lessons for my students, I had an epiphany. Why not create a fitness-based board game for students to play at home WITH their families. Having a bit more free time during the lockdown, I literally locked myself into my office and created four such games. One was called SIX IN A ROW. 

SIX IN A ROW is a combination luck and mostly skill. By rolling the dice and completing a variety of exercises and skill challenges, players try to be the first to cover six squares in a row either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally with their included game chips. See all rules below. 

The game was a hit with my students and families. Check it out! Add to your classroom or asynchronous lesson plans.  

If you’d like a copy of SIX IN A ROW or 3 other Keeping Kids in Motion board games, click the link below.

Click SIX IN A ROW for a copy of the game!

Other Keeping Kids in Motion board games include:

The Color Dash

Double Trouble Solitaire

Scrabble Rush

 

Balance Bingo and ROLLING for BALANCE – 2 Virtual/Face-to-Face Activities

BALANCE BINGO

I originally developed Balance Bingo as an asynchronous lesson for my students on Seesaw. I was extremely impressed with the student response videos and parent feedback. On many instances, parents practiced the balances with the children. Isn’t it the best when parents play along? Below is the asynchronous sheet I sent home.

ROLLING FOR BALANCE

For my face-to-face students, I created a similar activity on Google slides. I took away four of the balances and added virtual dice from Youtube. I could have used actual dice for each student to work individually but opted to work as a whole group together, especially with Covid 19 guidelines.

 

Click BALANCE BINGO for a link to the activity!

Click ROLLING FOR FITNESS for a link to the activity!


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Giving Thanks and Doing Planks – 30-Day Challenge

Are you ready to Flourish with Fitness throughout the month of November? If so, then it’s time for 30 DAYS of GIVING THANKS and DOING PLANKS

Why plank exercises?

Plank exercises strengthen the core. Core muscles help to support the body and allow us to use our arms and legs strongly and effectively. Strong core muscles form the foundation for good posture, coordination, and balance. All gross and fine motor skills rely on a stable core.

Remember to practice and encourage proper form with your children/students. Now let’s take a look at the challenge.

Part 1 of the challenge:

Choose 1 Timed Plank Exercise and 3 Counted Plank Exercises each day from the list of 10 plank variations below!

SCAN the QR CODE for a demonstration of each plank exercise.

November Challenge

TIMED PLANK EXERCISES – Hold for at least 20 seconds. Increase time each day for your personal best.

  • High Plank (on hands)
  • Low Plank (on elbows)

COUNTED PLANK EXERCISES

  • Plank with Shoulder Touch – 10 repetitions each shoulder
  • Up Down Plank –10 repetitions
  • Alternating Arm Raise – 5 repetitions each arm
  • Plank Jacks – 10 repetitions
  • Knee to Outside Elbow Plank – 5 repetitions each leg
  • Alternating Toe Tap Plank – 10 repetitions each side
  • Plank Leg Raise – 10 repetitions each leg
  • Knee Tap Plank (Low plank) – 10 repetitions each knee

Thank you Jedd Austin (@jeddaustin) for your incredible videography/editing talent.

Part 2 of the challenge:

Think of something or someone you’re thankful for, and write it on the calendar each day. If you’re thankful for a person, go above and beyond by telling the person or by writing them a note.

Using the linked fitness calendar, write your initials for each day you complete the routine. At the end of the month, turn in your completed calendar to your PE teacher. Students completing at least 10 days will receive a certificate.

For a copy of the November Flourish with Fitness Challenge  click 30 DAYS of THANKS and PLANKS.


“Strong Core Muscles Create Confident Kids!” Clamber Club, 25 Feb. 2017, clamberclub.com/weak-core-learning-difficulties-link/.

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