For our September meeting, I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. One of the H's in 4 H is for Health, so I planned a meeting talking about some of the things we need to do to keep our body healthy with an emphasis on exercise. For our activity I had 6 games for us to play. I tried to come up with some that we had never tried before, while also not spending a lot of money.
We did a sponge toss. I drew a target on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk and wet some sponges, The idea was to aim for the target.
We did a water balloon toss using towels. The water balloon was placed on one towel. They threw it up and the other side was supposed to catch it in their towel and throw it back. We did not actually catch any of the balloons.
We also did a regular water balloon toss.
We played a field hockey game using clothes baskets for the goals, balloons for the balls and pool noodles for the sticks. The idea was to get all the balloons into the baskets. The grass was really dry and several of our balloons popped, but they still had fun.
We did a hula hoop race where the children had to jump the hula hoops like you would a jump rope and get from one side of the field to the other.
And we had a hula hoop contest to see who could hula hoop the longest. You could hula hoop around any part of your body (waist, arm, neck, finger), you just had to keep the hoop from hitting the ground. Christian kept his going for over 1.5 minutes,