Fitness Jenga

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates With spring break coming up, I’ve been strategizing ways to help the kids burn off some energy on the inevitable rainy Washington days. So, I came up with a fun, active twist on Jenga!

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates I just wrote some kid friendly exercises on the Jenga  (affiliate link) blocks with a micro sharpie pen…

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates Then let them have at it.

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates They pull out a block like classic Jenga, but then they have to do the activity listed on the block before someone else can take a turn.

You can let them decide to do the exercises together…

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates or one at a time.

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates There’s no right or wrong way to do it. The goal is just to get them moving, keep them busy, and of course, have lots of fun!

If the moves start to get old, challenge players to do everything with their eyes closed, or while singing Old MacDonald. The sillier, the better!

Fitness Jenga - a fun way to help kids burn off energy on a rainy day! // Delia Creates

If you want a list of ideas, here is ours:

5 jumping jacks

Do a cartwheel

5 push ups

Jog in place for 10 seconds

Touch your toes

5 sit ups

Dance for 10 seconds

10 kicks

 

 

Hop on one leg for 10 seconds

Skip around the room

Do a headstand or handstand

Plank for 10 seconds

Crab walk around the room

Run around the room 2x

Do a somersault

Walk backwards around the room

 

Ski in place 10x

Pretend jump on the trampoline 10x

Pretend hula hoop for 10 seconds

Pretend swimming for 10 seconds

Your choice 3x

REWIND: Do the same task as the player before you

Get a drink of water

I included “get a drink of water” to remind them to stay hydrated! :)

This game works best with younger elementary aged kids, but you can throw in tougher challenges for older kids as well.

This would be interesting to make for adults too. Maybe throw in some more challenging exercises, and you have your work out for the day.


Comments

  1. Courtney says

    What a fun and genius idea! My kids love jenga. What id really like to know though.. Your backdrop? Willing to spill the beans? I always love your crisp white photos!

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