FiT WiTH LiT BINGO! – Incorporating reading and exercise into one challenge

“Reading is to the brain what exercise is to the body.” -Joseph Addison

FiT WiTH LiT BINGO is another exciting holiday game for all ages.

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It’s derived of 25 challenges alternating between reading and exercise. The goal is the complete as many BINGOs as possible throughout the holiday season. Can you complete a SUPER BINGO – completing every challenge?

  • Mark each box once you have completed a random act.
  • Complete as many boxes as you can throughout the 30 days.
  • How long will it take you to complete 5 in a row either up, down, or diagonally?
  • Can you fill the entire board for a SUPER BINGO?
  • Create your own FIT with LIT BINGO card on the blank template.
  • Share your new BINGO card with your family and friends.

Also included is a blank template to create your own FiT WiTH LiT BINGO card.

 

Click FiT WiTH LiT BINGO for access to the challenge!

There’s also a Fit WiTH LiT BINGO with  the same information just a more animated look. If you prefer this version click the pictures below.

Finally, you may also enjoy 30 RANDOM ACTS of FAMILY, FUN, and FITNESS! 


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30 RANDOM ACTS OF FAMILY, FITNESS, and FUN – Holiday Edition

Just in time for the holiday season, Random Acts of Family, Fitness, and Fun has been updated and now better than ever.

The goal of Random Acts of Family, Fitness, and Fun is for kids to enjoy the holiday season, spark their curiosity, and focus on kindness by doing the following:

  • spend quality time with family
  • take part in several random acts of kindness
  • tap into creative juices by creating and designing games and activities
  • participate in a variety of exercises

The instructions for the challenge are simple:

  • Each day, choose at least one activity to complete.
  • If you want to repeat an activity already completed, great! Enjoy what you love.
  • How many activities can you complete throughout the next 30 days or holiday season?
CLICK RANDOM ACTS OF FAMILY, FUN, and FITNESS for access to the challenge.

Parent/Teacher Choice

If a child participates in the challenge, adults have an option to give them a participation certificate as a reward.

You may also enjoy FIT with LIT BINGO

Click FIT with LIT BINGO for access to the challenge!

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DESTROIDS – Destroying Asteroids in PE – Team Building Fun

My First-Grade classes were in need of a couple of team-building lessons. I needed a way to reinforce working together, no matter who the partner was, taking turns, and communicating in a kind manner. At the same time, we were in the midst of a throwing and catching unit. At this point, DESTROIDS was born.

The story is based on NASA’s successful attempt to change the direction of an asteroid, which could someday help to prevent collisions with Earth. See the story below.

DESTROIDS in Action
Set-up:
  • Line up several sets of six hula hoops with a poly spot in the middle.
  • Place a poly spot several feet from each set of hoops. This is where students will launch their asteroid defense craft. The distance depends on grade level and/or throwing ability.
  • On a whiteboard or chalkboard, make a column for each team. This will serve as the place to keep track of the number of redirected asteroids.
  • Place a marker or piece of chalk by the board for teams to tally the number of asteroids they redirect.
How to play:
  • Create groups of 3. I randomly make the groups to ensure students aren’t simply working with their closest friends. After all, we want students to be willing and able to work with everyone.
  • After discussing the mission, students begin to construct an asteroid (hula sphere) TOGETHER.
  • Once their asteroid is complete, the group takes turns throwing a gator ball at the asteroid.
  • Each time the asteroid is completely destroyed, the thrower who destroyed it runs to the board and gives her group a tally.
  • Make sure teams are taking turns throwing the ball.
  • I play for 5-10 minutes.
  • When time expires, we gather around the board. Together we count the tallies to see how many total asteroids were redirected.
  • This is also the time to process the cooperative challenge. Processing is an important step that must NOT be skipped. It gives students a chance to voice what worked well, what has room for improvement, group dynamics, strategy, and how they dealt with success and failure.

I was so impressed by the overall teamwork during this game. It was also a fun way to reinforce throwing skills. 2 Birds, and 1 stone!


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