Burn off some energy this Leap Day with a jumping, hopping, leaping obstacle course.
I’m sure your kids can think of many different ways to move by jumping. Here are the ones we thought of, to get you started:
• Play hopscotch. Draw with chalk outside, or make with masking tape inside.
• Try a long jump. Tape a measuring tape along the jumping area (or mark measurements with chalk) so you can see how far you jumped.
• Jump as high as you can.
• Hop on one foot. How many times can you hop on each foot?
• Jump rope
• Do some frog jumps.
• Run and leap over a stick, broom, pool noodle, etc.
• Hop like a bunny around cones or other obstacles.
• Jump in and out of a hula hoop.
• Lay pillows or couch cushions on the floor and jump from cushion to cushion.
• Jump off something, like a tree stump, small stool, or sidewalk curb.
P.S. Have you ever taken photos of your kids jumping? It’s a lot of fun and the outtakes are great for a laugh.
Have any jumping activities to add? Have anything fun planned for Leap Day this week?