A good warm-up for grades 4-8.
Submitted by Linda Hajjar and Kelli Arrivey, Bothell, Washington.
Here’s a quick and easy fitness warm-up activity for your older students.
How We Do It: The students are divided into teams of 4-5 players. Each team is stationed at a mat with a deck of cards. Designate a dealer. On your signal, the dealer deals one card to each player. Players must perform the task according to the card they receive. The goal is to complete the deck (or a designated number of cards) as quickly as possible.
|Ace -||The entire group jogs one lap (your group must stop what they are doing and all jog).|
|King -||20 ski jumps over a line.|
|Queen -||Crabwalk the length of the gym.|
|Jack -||20 jumping jacks.|
|Diamond -||That number of push-ups.|
|Heart -||That number of mountain climbs.|
|Club -||That number of coffee grinders.|
|Spade -||That number of crunches.|
|Joker -||10 crab push-ups.|