Game of the Week: Ro-Sham-Bo Rock Star

Group Size: 5-50 Age Group: All grades Length of Activity: 5-10 minutes Developmental Goal: To increase social comfort, learn everyone’s name, improve verbal and non-verbal communication Skills Practiced: Ro Sham Bo and following directions Equipment Needed: None Before You Start: … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Blob Tag

Group Size: Large group (10 or more) Age Group: 1st -5th grades Length of Activity: 10 minutes or more Developmental Goal: To develop eye-foot coordination and cooperation. Skills Practiced: Running, physical awareness, and decision making Equipment Needed: None Set Up: … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Four Corners

Group Size: Any Size Age Group: 1st -5th grades Length of Activity: 5-20 minutes Developmental Goal: To develop decision making capabilities and teach silent movement and strategy Skills Practiced: Running, physical awareness, decision making and non-verbal communication. Equipment Needed: None … Continue reading

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What is an athlete?

An Olympic gold medalist? A weekend warrior with frequent races? A devout gym-goer? Yes, yes, and yes. According to Merriam-Webster an athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, … Continue reading

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Game of the Week: Mouse Trap

Group Size: 5-20 Age Group: K4-5th grades Length of Activity: 5-10 minutes Developmental Goal: To develop cooperation, teamwork and strategic thinking Skills Practiced: Spatial awareness, agility and reflexes Equipment Needed: None Set-Up: None Before You Start: Choose 2 people to … Continue reading

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Bed Rest Blahs

My sister-in-law usually spends her days caring for and organizing the activities of her 3 and 5 1/2 year olds – along with managing many aspects of their household.  She is pregnant with their third, which is due in about … Continue reading

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Cookie Money

This is the time of year, where as a “Cookie Momster” for my daughter’s girl scout troop, I volunteer countless hours to sorting and distributing hundreds of boxes of girl scout cookies.  My favorite part of this whole counting, sorting, … Continue reading

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Let’s Exercise, Baby!

Are you looking for a workout buddy? One that is motivating, fun and always with you? Well if you are a stay at home mom, or dad, invite your kids to workout with you. This is a great way to … Continue reading

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Innovative Workout

Innovative Workout Indeed!  Busy times require innovative workout options. Greg Marshall shares his innovative workout expertise in this, his Second Thought Vlog. Check it out and please share your ideas for innovative workouts.

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New Year’s Resolutions That Matter

Morning shows, magazine articles and blog posts this week have been heavy with talk about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s January 5th, the New Year has come and gone and until last night I had no idea what my resolution was going to … Continue reading

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