Get scrap cardboard, a marker, tape, and you’ll be set to make your own fitness trail. Cut the cardboard into 8” x 10” pieces. Write different body and brain exercises on each card and tape to different locations on your playground. For example:
10 jumping jacks
count backwards from 20
name your city, state, and country
15 sit ups
name 5 insects
7 push ups
sing the ABC’s forwards and then backwards
Take several lunch sacks and write different numerals on each one. Give each child a bag and challenge them to find a set and put it in the bag. Let children share what they have found with their friends. Have children return the objects to where they found them.
Hint! This can also be done with a partner or in small groups.
Collect sticks, rocks, and other items on the playground and challenge children to arrange them from largest to smallest.