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Jumping Jacks!

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Jumping Games are fun and a great way of doing some exercise, here are some jumping games for you to play with your little ones...

  • Think about your landing: knees bent, arms forward, toes then flat foot.
  • Jump on the spot and them move around the room.  How does it feel different?
  • Run and jump - is it easy or hard?
  • Jump over - some cushions or a brave Teddy!
  • Jump over a moving object - how about a swirling rope or a path or a brook if you have one nearby!
  • Jump like animals that the children suggest.  If they suggest animals that not everyone knows about, look them up on line and find them!
  • What does jumping do to our bodies?  Heart beat faster, legs ache (a bit!), arms swing, feet make a noise on the floor as we land etc.
  • Hang some ribbons or balloons from a height just above the children's reach (on a washing line perhaps!) and see if they can bat the balloons. Or, hang bells or shakers that will make a noise when batted.
  • How many an the children reach?  Count the number of noises you hear for each child.
  • Follow my Jumper - one person leads and jumps in different ways as all the children behind have to follow.

Have fun!



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