Quote of the Day:
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey
Did You Know?
When climbers go on long expeditions, they have to carry everything that they will need to live- all their clothes, food, and climbing equipment- for several weeks on their backs. They end up carrying very heavy bags on their backs. Sometimes when climbers are working out or training in preparation for an expedition, they will do their regular training (such as a step class) wearing a heavy backpack.
Activity: Backpack Tag
Objective: Expose students to carrying backpacks during physical activity.
- a couple of empty backpacks, any size.
Instructions: This is a simple tag game. Choose a few students to be ‘it’ (depending on the number of backpacks you have and/or the number of students in the class). These students will wear a backpack on their backs. When they tag another student, they will give them the backpack and that student will become the new ‘it’. Students will enjoy the novelty of wearing a backpack in physical education!