Exercise Counting Game

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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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28 Comments

  1. This activity is AMAZING! I am using it with my 3 year old and 4 year old at home AND have it filed to use in the fall with my Pre-K students. Thank you!

    1. Hooray, I am so excited for you and your students!
      Enjoy!
      Kimberleigh

    1. Hooray! I hope you and your students love it as much as we do!
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh // Happiness Ambassador

  2. I am so excited about using this resource, but the print button is not working. Is it possible for you to reset it?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Janet,
      I just emailed you further instructions.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. I wondered if it would be possible to share this on my google classroom to help families during distance learning?

    1. Just emailed you Katherine.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  4. Can you please share with me? I can’t get it to download

    1. Hi Lindsay,
      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.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  5. If I credit your website would I be able to put this on a closed platform for my kindergartens to do for home learning

    1. Just sent you an email, Emily.
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  6. Ashley could I share this with my students during home learning from Covid. THANKS Lesley

    1. Just emailed you Lesley!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

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