Are you watching the Tokyo Olympic Games on television? Get in the Olympic spirit with these “sporting events” that you can do with your family at home. Ready, set, go!
Activity 1: Sock shot put
Roll a pair of socks into a ball. Standing behind your starting line, see how far you can throw your “sock shot put”!
Activity 2: Long jump
Standing behind your starting line, see how far you can jump and land without falling over. Tip: Swing your arms to help you go further!
Activity 3: Paper plane throw
Watch this video on how to make a paper plane, or you might already have your own design. Standing behind your starting line, try to make your paper plane go as far as possible!
Activity 4: Obstacle course
Using chairs, tables, toys and other furniture, build an obstacle course in your home or backyard. Be creative! Race a family member to see who can complete the obstacle course the fastest.
Activity 5: Balancing contest
How long can you stand on one foot without falling over? Try it with your other foot. Try to do it with your arms crossed. Try it with your eyes closed. Did that make it easier or harder to do?