The Bounce Challenge – Blowing Off S.T.E.A.M. with another DESIGN CHALLENGE

The Pot and Pan Challenge is now officially a DESIGN CHALLENGE! The Blowing Off S.T.E.A.M. Bounce document can be downloaded here or can be sent directly to your families. Blowing Off STEAM – Bounce Challenge

If you choose to accept this mission, you’re choosing to have fun!

Let’s Bounce!

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SCRABBLE RUSH – It’s Scrabble, with a “RUSH” of EXERCISE!

Did you play Scrabble as a child? Maybe you still play as an adult. I still enjoy it for multiple reasons.

  • Game time means family time
  • Keeps our minds sharp
  • Increases our vocabulary
  • Enhances our strategic thinking
  • It’s fun!

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Scrabble Rush is fun for all the above reasons and MORE! Simply stated, it’s a turbocharged version of the original game.

Scrabble Rush incorporates fitness, vocabulary, math skills, and fun!

Here’s how to play!

Scrabble Tiles are included. Students can work on fine motor skills by cutting out each one. If you already have a Scrabble game, use the real tiles.

Equipment: 100 Scrabble tiles (If you have a Scrabble game, feel free to use the tiles), 1 scorecard and pencil per player, 1 cup per player, 1 timer

 To Begin: Spread out the Scrabble tiles face down on one side of a room. Each player places a scorecard and a cup on the floor on the opposite side of the room. The game can be played outdoors as well.

Game Play: There are six exercises listed below. After completing the first exercise, pick one Scrabble tile and add it to your cup. Repeat for each exercise. Try to acquire as many tiles as possible in two minutes. You will most likely complete the list of exercises multiple times. When time expires, it’s time to empty your cup to spell as many words as possible in three minutes. Write each word on your scorecard. Calculate the score for each word by adding the point value of each letter used. After recording a word on your scorecard, letters can be used again to spell a different word. Work with a partner or alone! Either way, you’re sure to have fun!

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After completing each exercise, pick one Scrabble tile and add it to your cup.

  1.   5 Jumping Jacks
  2.   5 Squats
  3.   10 Side Jumps
  4.   5 Knee Push-ups or Traditional Push-ups
  5.   5 Burpees
  6.   10 Plank Shoulder Touches

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The history of the board game, Scrabble.


Butts, Alfred. Scrabble: Hasbro, 2014. Board Game


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JUMP! Into Spring – 30 Day Jump Rope Challenge

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.

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The JUMP! Into Spring 30 Day Challenge

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What are the JUMP! Into 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! Into Spring fitness challenge for 30 days.  Track your improvement.

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