My boys both just began basketball, and have gym classes at co-op, but we are still stuck inside most days due to extreme cold temperatures. I decided to add some exercise to the daily agenda and workboxes by making an Exercise Jar.
I picked exercises that kids can do with very little help. If they didn't know how to do an exercise, we watched a quick video when I explained the jar (below). If your child is really struggling with one of these exercises, just take it out of the jar.
HOW TO EXERCISE VIDEOS:
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After each boy finishes his free typing lessons, they must pick 3 exercise from the Exercise Jar. What better time than after sitting at a computer?! It's a good lesson for all of us in this modern computer age. It isn't a full workout, but keep them moving a little more during the day.
Younger children can pick one exercise a day, if 3 is too many. Older kids can pick up 5 a day. To keep in shape, maybe you as a mom can pick a few to do with your kids!