Everest 3.0: Find Your Fit Friday

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL!  TA is the ambassador for  Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador's Find Your Fit Campaign.  How are you finding your fit?

Happy Find Your Fit Friday to ALL! TA is the ambassador for Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador’s Find Your Fit Campaign. How are you finding your fit?

Find Your Fit! is a provincial physical activity promotions/communications campaign designed to get individuals motivated and moving towards healthy, active living.

Quote for the Day

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.  ~John Muir

Did You Know?

Nepal experiences a monsoon season which runs from the end of June to mid September during which 80% of the annual rain falls.

Find Your Fit Fact

Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.

Activity Suggestion:

Warm-up: Base Camp Set Up

Equipment:

  • Parachute

Background Information: Tents are an important piece of equipment for climbers on expeditions as it provides them with shelter and for longer expeditions it can be their home away from home. It will also protect them from the elements (wind, rain, snow, etc) and gives them an area to take break when climbing. This warm-up you will use the parachute to make a tent.

Instructions: For this warm-up each student will hold onto a black handle of the parachute. As a group, the students will raise their parachute by lifting their arms above their head to make the parachute into a mushroom shape. When the center of the parachute has reached its highest peak, the entire group will go under the parachute and sit on the edges to keep it from deflating.

Note: You can also try doing this but instead of going under the parachute and sitting on the edges, you can have the students lie on the stomach putting just their head under.

 

Activity: Falling Rocks

Equipment:

  • 20 tennis balls (or other small ball)
  • 20 cones, 6-10 medium balls (eg. dodge balls)

Background Information: When climbing you must be aware of where you are stepping, especially for unsteady surfaces, like rocks. Unsteady rocks can be dangerous to step on and it is important for climber to be aware of this for their own safety.

Set up: On each end of the playing area (volleyball court size is ideal, or with a large group basketball court), set up 10 cones each on the back line placing a tennis ball on each cone. Place the 6-10 medium balls at the centerline.

Instructions: Begin by dividing the class into 2 teams and get them to line up on either end of the gym. On the teachers command they will race to the center to get the medium balls. They will then roll the ball to try and knock down the opponent’s tennis balls. The game lasts until one team knocks down all the tennis balls from their opponent.

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One Response to Everest 3.0: Find Your Fit Friday

  1. Anonymous says:

    love the parachute game! Gr. 4 Helen Tulk Elem.

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