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That’s a Stretch

Find out how your body can move to keep you active, healthy and fit. Time to get moving!

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Plan

  • What materials do you need for this activity?
  • Who will lead your exercises or game?
  • How do you prepare for this activity?

Do

  • Our bodies can do some pretty amazing things! Using various materials, or by doing all sorts of exercises and stretches as a group, find out how our bodies move best. What bends?
  • How do our joints work? How far can you bend? Use concepts similar to Follow the Leader or Simon Says, but only use stretches or yoga poses.
  • Warm up and be sure to find your own limits—while trying your best to stay active and healthy!

Review

  • What were the easiest activities?
  • Which were the most difficult?
  • What did you find out about body movement?
  • What exercises might you want to do daily?

Keep it Simple

  • In small teams, use bendable art supplies, like garbage bag ties, chenille stems, vinyl-coated wire, yarn and plastic lacing and test their bending abilities! How are these similar to our joints?!

Take it Further

  • Put these concepts into action and run a yoga night at your meeting hall. Invite a local yoga teacher to come and run a session!