April’s JUMP for JOY – IT’S SPRING! – 30 Days of Jump Rope

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I strongly believe that everybody should learn to jump rope. There are countless health benefits and it enhances balance and coordination. Jump rope is an activity for everyone. For beginners, the processing involved in timing the jump and figuring out how to turn the rope is priceless, For more advance jumpers, there are numerous available tricks and challenges to keep the activity fresh. Finally, all you need is a rope, and you don’t necessarily have to purchase one. There are creative ways to create your own rope whether it’s a piece of old clothesline, a bathrobe belt, or a bunch of old shirts braided together. You can also present the following S.T.E.A.M challenge to encourage kids to make their own jump rope using materials around the house.

Click CREATE YOUR OWN JUMP ROPE for a copy of the S.T.E.A.M challenge.

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April’s Jump for JoyIt’s Spring!

Click April’s Jump for JoyIt’s Spring! for access to the challenge!

What are the JUMP for JOY – It’s SPRING! goals?

This challenge has multiple goals. The first is to improve cardiovascular endurance. Secondly, jumping rope improves dynamic balance and coordination, reflexes, bone density, and muscular endurance.

Choose a level that’s comfortable yet challenging for you:               

Level 1 – Perform the number of jumps listed each day followed by the 1-minute speed rope challenge.

Level 2 –  Double the number of jumps listed each day followed by the 1-minute speed rope challenge.

Level 3 – Triple the number of jumps listed each day followed by the 1-minute speed rope challenge.

The 1-minute Speed Rope Challenge

Count how many times you can successfully jump your rope in one minute. Jumps do not need to be consecutive. Calculate your daily total on the calendar.

What if I don’t have a jump rope?

No problem at all! Simply perform the challenge by jumping with an invisible rope. Pretend to turn the rope as you jump.

What if I can’t jump rope?

Each of us is at a different level when it comes to jumping rope. Try to perform the minimum number of jumps each day with the rope. For the 1-minute challenge, stretch the rope out on the ground. Count how many times you can jump back and forth over the rope in one minute.

Complete the Jump for Joy – It’s Spring! fitness challenge for 30 days.  Track your improvement.

Don’t forget the April’s Jump for JoyIt’s Spring! participation certificate! I fill one out for each student who returns a challenge at the end of the month!


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SPRING FLING FITNESS MAX – The perfect challenge for April

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Spring is here! It’s time to revamp our fitness. The SPRING FLING FITNESS MAX consists of 3 exercises; the low plank, the wall sit, and jump rope.

Click the picture for access to the challenge.

Mission: Try to improve the maximum amount of time you can perform a wall sit and a low plank and the maximum number of times you can jump a rope in one minute throughout the next 25 days.

Track your progress on the Spring Fling Fitness Log. Are you able to increase your MAX over the course of the challenge?

SPRING FLING FITNESS MAX includes:

  • Instructions
  • Fitness Log
  • Participation certificate

 

Click SPRING FLING FITNESS MAX for access to the challenge!

You might also enjoy some of my other fitness challenges:

4-Week Healthy Breakfast Challenge

The BRAIN and BODY BOOST 25-Day Challenge

30 RANDOM ACTS OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FUN! – Holiday Edition

30 Random Acts of Fun – 30-Day Challenge

PLAY IT UP! For a Healthy Mind and Body – 30-Day Challenge

STAR WARS 30-DAY FITNESS CHALLENGE

Start the School Year “WRITE” – 30-Day Fitness Challenge

GIVING THANKS and DOING PLANKS – 30-Day Fitness Challenge

Halloween Fitness Spooktacle – 30-Day Challenge

BUILD A BETTER PUSH-UP – 30-day Challenge

ALPHABET FITNESS BINGO


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EMBRACE THE STRIDES OF MARCH! – March Fitness Challenge

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In an effort to bolster my goals as a physical education teacher and serve the needs of my students, I deliberately introduce various ways to keep kids’ minds and bodies healthy. Naturally, the monthly Keeping Kids in Motion Fitness and Nutrition Challenges help me accomplish that goal.

This month’s Embrace the Strides of March challenge teaches our students that even something as simple as playing outside or going for a walk with their family is an important means of staying physically and emotionally fit.

So this month EMBRACE your everyday, routine activities such as riding a bike, walking your dog, or hiking and take more purposeful STRIDES toward lifelong fitness.

Click EMBRACE THE STRIDES for access to the challenge!

Complete at least 10 days of the challenge and students receive an award certificate.


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