I’m encouraging my students and families to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. This is especially important during a time when kids and adults spend excessive time on computers for school, work, and pleasure. It’s time to open the door, step outside, breathe fresh air, and observe our natural surroundings. By observe, I mean slow down and take a deep dive into our natural environment. Look high, look low, look under, look through, look behind, look everywhere! You might be surprised what you discover.
The Let’s Enjoy Nature SCAVENGER HUNT includes two separate hunts, level 1 and level 2. Level 2 is designed to be slightly more challenging than level 1. Also included is the My Scavenger Hunt template. This is a blank template allowing participants to create their own scavenger hunt.
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.
Other Keeping Kids in Motion board games include:
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.