The great thing about the Exercise US program is the children are free to do as they like with regards to participation. This means there are no set rules in place as to what you would like to do during the event. You may also choose to participate with just one class, or the entire school. This page is merely suggestions that you may follow.
Try taking your children out for a brisk 15 minute walk around your school, YMCA, or health club. October weather is a beautiful time of the year in the United States. Set up some cones to create a walking track you will be all set to go!
Gather up some of your favorite children's dance music from the Bunny Hop to the Macarena. Regardless, the children will love dancing to the music.
Pump on some music and exercise with the children. Exercises can range from running in place, to push-ups, hopping, jumping jacks, and curl-ups to name a few.
Jumping rope activities can be a lot of fun for 15 minutes. You can choose to have each child jump with their own rope, or have children take rotate turning the longer rope for their peers.
Most local health clubs love to volunteer their time to visit a school and perform aerobics with the children. It is great PR for their health club as they reach out to the community.
Yoga is more than just stretching, it is about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. The children will love performing yoga for 15 minutes during this event.