Fun games for the weekend that are great for balance. If you are having a party break the kids into to groups and have fun.
Show me how you can:
1. a) place the bean bag on the floor.
b) move over your bean bag in many different ways.
2. a) place the bean bag on the floor.
b) jump forward over the bag, then sideways, and then backward.
c) hop over the bean bag first on one foot and then on your other foot without losing your balance.
d) run and leap over the bean bag.
3. a) place the bean bag on the floor.
b) move more quickly around the bean bag and then very slowly when I signal.
c) creep around the bean bag on your hands and knees.
d) slide around the bean bag and change directions when I signal.
e) gallop around the bean bag and then change to a skip when I signal.
4. a) place the bean bag on the floor.
b) rest one hand on top of the bean bag.
c) move quickly around the bean bag like a “coffee grinder”.
d) change hands and do the same movement.
5. a) hold the bean bag between your ankles.
b) jump forward holding the bag tightly between your ankles.
c) hold the bean bag between your ankles and jump in a small circle.
6. a) hold the bean bag between your feet or ankles, whichever feels best for you.
b) jump high.
c) release the bag and catch it with your hands.
7. a) hold the bean bag between your knees.
b) jump like a kangaroo without dropping the bag from between your knees.
8. a) balance the bean bag on top of your head.
b) walk forward and backward with the bag balanced on your head.
c) balance the bag on our shoulder and walk forward and backward. See if you can balance it on one foot and walk forward and backward. Can you balance the bag on your chin while you walk forward and backward? See if you can find some other way to balance the bag as you walk forward and backward.
9. a) balance the bean bag on your left foot.
b) hop on your right foot without letting the bag fall off your left foot.
c) balance the bag on your right foot and hop on your left foot without letting the bag fall off.
d) balance the bean bag on your right knee and hop on your left foot.
e) do the same thing with the bag balanced on your left knee.
10. a) sit with your knees bent, feet close to your hips, and your hands palms down on the floor behind you.
b) raise your hips so your body is supported on only your hands and feet. Your stomach is facing upward.
c) balance a bean bag on your stomach.
d) hold your body straight and move like a crab, forward, backward, and sideways first to one side and then to the other without dropping the bean bag.
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