Exercise Counting Game


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.

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Getting Ready

This exercise counting game 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 cardstock.

(There is also a black and white copy of the board included in the download so you could print on colored cardstock 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!

Spin-an-Exercise Activity

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 exercise counting game! 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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  1. I would like to print out a copy of the “Spin-An-Exercise”, but I do not see the print/download button for it. Can you please help?

    1. Hi Sherry,
      You should be able to click on the dark blue Download Now button at the very bottom of the post.
      If you have any other questions, you can email me at hello@www.playdoughtoplato.com
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. Hello, I an a teacher from Japan. I too tried to download the Spin an Exercise template but cannot seem to do so.
    Please help! (I also wrote you an Email, sorry for bothering you many times!)

  3. I am trying to access and download your Spin An Exercise printable, but cannont, please help.

    1. Hi Debbie,
      Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry you’re having trouble downloading. We never want that.
      Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop-ups from our site. Even if you’ve been able to download before, the site was recently updated and you may need to do so again. We also recommend using the Chrome browser. For instructions on how to enable pop ups in Chrome, you can check out THIS ARTICLE.
      You can also check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at hello@www.playdoughtoplato.com and I will get it to you.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

    2. I can’t seem to download the spin an exercise activity— any suggestions? Thanks!

  4. Your copy right says not to copy or reproduce it in any way. I did notice though that you said its fun for your students to use over the summer. We are currently doing one day remotely because of covid and I am looking for something for the kids to do on that day. Is it ok for me to make copies of this to send home with my students for that day?


  5. Thank you for the free printable Spin an Exercise. It will be so fun to use with my students. I am also curious if I would be able to email this as a resource to families I am working with. We are currently in distance learning, and I wanted my students to be able to play this. Thank you.

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