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Monday, April 6 2020

Welcome Back Everybody. I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! Today on the blog we have some fun activities perfect for this warm, sunny Monday. Chloe keeps us active, Meg brings us a recipe for fun outside, and Paul sets a dramatic scene.



Single Player Wall Ball

By Chloe


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: individual


Theme: Single Player Sports


Materials:

Tennis Ball

Wall with a flat surface

Location: Inside or outside

Further instructions or accommodations:

I know it has been tough for all those kids who are stuck at home and don’t have siblings close to their age to play sports with. This game is created so you can play against yourself!


The idea is to throw the ball at the wall, then before it bounces back to you, quickly perform certain actions before catching it.


You can work your way through each action one at a time.


If you can’t catch the ball in time, start from the beginning of the list. Work your way down until you’ve done all the challenges!


Here are 9 different actions you can try:

1. Throw the ball and catch it before it bounces on the ground.

2. Throw the ball and catch it after one bounce on the ground.

3. Throw the ball and catch it after two bounces on the ground.

4. Throw the ball and catch it after you touch the ground once.

5. Throw the ball and clap your hands before you catch it.

6. Throw the ball and touch both your knees before you catch it.

7. Lift your leg and throw the ball under your knee and then catch it.

8. Throw the ball and catch it after turning around once.

9. Throw the ball and catch it after one push up.


Extra Challenge:

If all this is too easy, change hands and try repeating the same actions with your non-dominant arm ...

Or you can try doing all of the actions twice before catching the ball.






MYO Bubbles!

Special Bubble Recipe By Meg


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Both!


Theme: Science


Materials:

  • Large cup

  • ½ cup of dish soap

  • 1 ½ cups of water

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Bubble wands (if you have them, or you can use a straw)


Location: Your kitchen or outside if it’s nice enough!


For additional info:

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/make-your-own-bubble-blowing-mixture-1244214


Instructions:

  • Pour the dish soap into your large cup

  • Now add your water

  • Add the sugar

  • Gently stir it all together

  • Your bubbles are ready!




Paper Bag Skits

Dramatic Play Brought To Us By Paul


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Multiple People


Theme: Acting and dramatic play. Kids will be putting their imagination to work to come up with skits on the fly using random materials.


Materials: Any variety of random household items. Ex: spoon, toys, hats, clothing, ball, etc. For version 2 you will need a bowl, sheets of paper, and scissors as well.


Location: Anywhere inside


Links and resources:

Further instructions or accommodations: This is a really fun acting game that will surely get everyone laughing. This game is best played with 2 teams or groups. There are 2 versions of this game that you can play.


Version 1:

First, grab two bags and fill them with random household items. Then you can divide into 2 teams. Choose which team will go first and give them a bag. Give that team 10-15 mins to come up with a skit to perform for the other team. After they finish their skit, the other team will take 10-15 mins to come up with a skit of their own to perform. If you want you can appoint a judge to determine which team's skit was better. If not, just enjoy the laughs that are sure to come from the skits!


Version 2:

First, grab two bags and fill them with random household items. Then you can divide into 2 teams. Then each team will get a sheet of paper and about 5 mins to write down different scenarios to be acted out. After the 5 mins is up, each team will cut out the scenarios and put them into a bowl. Choose which team will go first and give them a bag. Each team will take turns picking out of the bowl and have 1 min to use their props to act out the scenario. The other team has to try to guess what scenario they are acting out within that 1 min. If they guess correctly they will get a point. Continue playing until all of the scenarios have been acted out and a team is crowned the winner!


Don't forget to check back later today for our walking scavenger hunt, daily drawing, and animal facts! Have a great day!

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