We all need to be physically active, not just for our bodies but for our minds and for fun. The best way to encourage fun, physical activity is to make a game of it! Name your prize and see who can have the most fun during the day.
Size of Group: 1-6
Equipment: Poster board or canvas, markers, stickers or post-it notes.
Objective: Promote physical activity and wellness in participants, sportsmanship in play, socializing and group activity participation. Let participants help design the board and they can work on penmanship and artistic abilities too.
Description: On your board, use the markers to create bingo grid with as many rows and columns as you desire. Next, fill in each box with an exercise activity; anything from swimming, running, basketball, jumping rope, hop-scotch—whatever you’d like that’s a physical activity! Make sure to make the center space a “free” space because this is bingo, after all. Let the participants chose activities and set a time limit before they move on to the next one. Follow the rules of bingo: they have to fill in boxes to make a line across, up-and-down, or diagonal to win. After each activity completed, let them put a sticker or a post-it note with their name on it in the space to track their progress. When a participant completes a full line, they can shout, “BINGO!” and claim a prize.