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Weekly Challenges

These challenges are designed to be posted at the beginning of each week in order to help to give your kids a fitness goal for their 5 days at school. Some challenges are individual, and some are about team work. A neat idea is to challenge other classes each week to see who can get the highest score or fastest time! Most of these challenges will work in the classroom, although some will need a little more space, such as a studio or outdoor area. Don’t be afraid to get creative with a challenge and alter it so that it works for your space and classroom dynamic!

Ship Wreck – How Many?

Ship Wreck – How Many?

Equipment: 2-3 hula hoops. Description: Start the game by placing three hoops on the floor. Tell the students that their ship has sunk and they are in the middle of the ocean and there are only three lifeboats left. Working together, see how many students (total) can...

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Human Bowling – How Fast?

Human Bowling – How Fast?

Equipment: A large bin, box or container. A whole bunch of beanbags. Description: Choose 7 students to be the human bowling pins and have each student stand in bowling pin formation as the diagram shows. At the other end of the playing area, have two lines of...

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Ladder Challenge – How Fast?

Ladder Challenge – How Fast?

Equipment: NONE Description: Split the class into boys and girls. Everyone then needs a partner and must sit on their bums, facing their partners, with the soles of their feet touching their partner’s (legs straight and flat on the floor).There will be a boy’s line...

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Tree Stand – Girls vs Boys

Tree Stand – Girls vs Boys

Equipment: NONE Description: Make two lines and have them face each other (one line of boys and one line of girls). Have everyone get into the Tree Stand (One foot with the sole pressed flat to the inside of your knee and your hands stretched out over your head like...

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Beanbag Basketball – How Fast?

Beanbag Basketball – How Fast?

Equipment: 4 hula hoops. A whole bunch of beanbags. Description: Split the class into four groups and have them line up in a single line in each corner behind a piece of tape. Place the 4 hula hoops together in the middle. Split the beanbags up between the 4 different...

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Meatball Pass – How Fast?

Meatball Pass – How Fast?

Equipment: 2 medicine balls. Description: Have the girls lie down, shoulder to shoulder, on the floor, and have the boys do the same in another line. Place a boy and a girl at each end of their respective lines (4 students total). Have everyone in the lines hold up...

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Crab Walk – How Fast?

Crab Walk – How Fast?

Equipment: NONE Description: Split up the boys and the girls. Make 4 lines across the playing area (boys facing boys, girls facing girls). When the teacher says “Go,” he/she will start the timer and one boy and one girl will crab-walk across the playing area to the...

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Push Up Challenge – How Long?

Push Up Challenge – How Long?

Equipment: NONE Description: Everyone in the class gets into the push-up position. The only parts of your body that can be touching the ground are your hands and feet. When the teacher says “Go,” he/she will start the timer. If a student lets any other part of his/her...

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Wall Sit – How Long?

Wall Sit – How Long?

Equipment: NONE Description: Everyone in the class gets into the wall-sit position (knees bent at 90 degrees, hands on knees, feet flat on floor, back against wall). Once everyone is in the position, the teacher will say “Go,” and then he/she will start the timer. If...

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Math Race – How Fast?

Math Race – How Fast?

Equipment: 2 batons. Cones. Description: Line the numbered cones up along the middle of the playing area (they don’t have to be sequential). Have the boys line up on one side of the playing area (hands on the wall), and the girls do the same on the other. Give the...

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