Activity for ages 3 to 6.
Counting from 1 to 10 is an important skill for young learners. Make it fun for kids to practice with this playful exercise counting game. Spin-an-Exercise is the perfect activity to do with your child at home or as a whole group brain break at school.
This activity is super simple to prepare! All I needed was the Spin-an-Exercise board, a pencil, a paper clip, and some kids who were ready for some exercising fun.
To prepare the activity, I first printed the Spin-an-Exercise board (found below) on white card stock.
(There is also a black and white copy of the board included in the download so you could print on colored card stock instead.)
I ran the board through my laminator for durability and grabbed a pencil and paper clip for the spinner. We were ready to go!
To play, my students first spun the exercise spinner.
There were six exercise possibilities – jumping jacks, running, squats, leg lifts, lunges, and push-ups. I had a student model each exercise for the class before starting the activity.
Then, they spun the 1-10 spinner. The 1-10 spinner told my students how many of each exercise they had to do.
For example, if they spun lunges on the exercise spinner and 5 on the 1-10 spinner they did 5 lunges.
If they spun running as their exercise, I told them to run in place and count to the number they spun on the 1-10 spinner.
My students repeated the steps, allowing them multiple opportunities to exercise and count.
They were so enthusiastic about this activity! It was especially great for my kinesthetic learners because it allowed for a lot of movement.
My students worked with a partner but this would also be a lot of fun to have children do at home over the summer.
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