Thursday, March 7, 2013

Exercise Fun for Kids!

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Rory still is not walking after her four surgeries over Christmas and New Years.  She is trying and working really hard at putting pressure on her leg, but she still isn’t walking.  She has physical therapy every day, and I know with how strong she is she will get it soon.

Right now, her knee is still swollen and she is quite sore.  Some days she doesn’t want to walk or stand at all, and is completely content scooting around all day.  I am trying everything to make things “fun” for her, and of course incorporate learning in them.  
K is for Kick! Fun

Materials Needed:
We have an ABC puzzle on our floor that we used for this activity, but you can use anything.  You could just write the ABC’s on paper and put them all over the floor.
Thats it!

For this activity, we put the ABC’s all over our floor.  We mixed them up, so that Rory would have to walk more from A to B.  We started with A, and then continued with the letters until we got to Z.  Each letter has a “movement” that we would act out when we got to that letter.  You can do any movement you would like, but here is a list of our actions.

A- Act like a cat B- bend at the knees C- chair pose
D- dance E- Elephant steps F- fly like a bird
G- gallop H- hugs I- itsy bitsy steps
J- jump K- Kick L- Leg lifts 
M- March N- Noisy steps      O- open & shut arms
P- pop up Q-quiet hops R- runs
S-Side steps T- turns          U- under momma’s legs
V- vacuum w- wiggles x- “X” jumping jacks
Y- yoga (downward dog) z- zig zag steps

We just went from letter to letter and had fun with it!  

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