Starting Saturday May 8 and running through Sunday May 29…we’re going to try something completely different. It’s been over a year now since we’ve been able to gather as a community and we thought it would be fun to engage our community in a number of fun activities.
This is completely optional…and intended for fun.
You can find all this information along with links at:https://cameron.burnabyschools.ca/lets-play/
Here’s how it will work:
Choose from the menu of activities below and decide if you’d like to participate. You can participate on your own or within your family and you don’t have to share a thing if you don’t want to! Or…you can! If you plan to share your performance, please read the following guidelines:
- Send in a video clip of yourself doing the activity.
- If you end up being the “best” at that activity (and have sent in a video to prove it) we’ll acknowledge your greatness publicly to the whole community! We’ll try and set up categories to make it as fair as possible (best Grade 4, best Parent, etc.) We’re operating on the honour system with this event. We will do our best when making judgements, but please remember that this is mostly for FUN!!
- If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Post at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All videos sent will be included in a video celebration at the end!
- Everyone who participates will be acknowledged!
- I plan to share the videos with everyone over the internet either through OneDrive or YouTube – if you do not want your video included, please let me know when you are sending it to me and I’ll make sure to leave it out.
- If you’re able to balance on one foot for a really long time (like 30 minutes or over an hour) then please just send me the last couple minutes of the video. No need to send me the entire video…I’ll simply trust you.
- Who Can Participate?
- Any student connected to our school. That includes any students who are in the “At-Home” Learning Program as well.
- In fact, let’s include siblings, parents and staff as well if they want to join in. The more the merrier.
- Please remember to identify yourself to me when sending me your video clip.
- What do I get?
- You get to have fun with friends and family. Please remember when you are doing these activities to remain within your bubble and/or cohort and maintain physical distance.
- These activities are optional and for fun.
- By participating, hopefully we are able to build a little “virtual community”.
- How do I get my video to you?
- Upload it to a cloud service (ie. OneDrive, Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox, etc.) and share the link with Mr. Post – email@example.com
- Save it to your school home drive (One Drive) and share it with Mr. Post.
- Save it to a thumb/flash drive and bring it to school and to the main office
- Please remember to provide your first and last name when sending me your video clip. If you are a parent or sibling, please identify the student who you are connected to.
Events – (Choose as many as you’d like):
- 5 meter shuttle sprint
- How many times can you run 5 meters back and forth in one minute (60 seconds)? Set two markers 5 meters apart and run back and forth between them for one minute. You have to end up back at the start to complete ONE cycle. Check out the video demonstration below.
- Hopping Challenge
- Like the 5 meter Shuttle Sprint…only hopping instead of running. Set two markers five meters apart and hop back and forth between them. Going back and forth once counts as ONE cycle. You can choose to hop on one leg only or bunny hop with two legs. Your choice!!
- Throw, Clap and Catch
- You can use a tennis ball for this activity. Be careful of furniture, mirrors and windows if you’re doing this inside.
- Throw the ball in the air and see how many times you can clap while the ball is in the air.
- You have to catch the ball in order for it to count.
- Speed Bounce/Jumps
- Jump over an object side to side (as shown in the video clip). Both feet have to touch the ground on each side. Every time you jump over the object counts for one point (they have a different rule in the video…ignore it). See how many you can do in 30 seconds!
- Standing Long Jump
- Grab a tape measure or set markings on the floor using masking tape with either feet or meters.
- Stand at one end and jump with both feet. Do not run and jump.
- Measure how far you jumped by the back of your foot.
- How long can you stand on one leg?
- Balance on one leg and time yourself (or have someone time you). See the video for a demonstration.
- How long can you stand on one leg blindfolded?
- Balance on one leg only this time blindfold yourself before starting.
- How many jumping jacks can you do in 30 seconds?
- Start in a standing position with your feet together and your hands at your sides
- Jump spreading your feet apart and bringing your hands together over your head with your arms straight, then back into your starting position for ONE cycle. See video for demonstration.
- How many times can you sit down and stand up again from a chair or sofa without using your hands?
- Start in the sitting position.
- Stand up and sit down for ONE cycle. See video for demonstration
- Around the World
- How many times can you spin a ball around your waist in 60 seconds? You can use a basketball, a soccer ball or any ball that is similar in size and shape.
- Here are some more instructions: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Around%20the%20World%20Challenge.pdf
- How many step-ups can you do in 30 seconds?
- Start below the step or platform
- Step up onto a platform or step with both feet, then off again for ONE step up. See video for demonstration.
- Bottle Flip
- 30 Second Bottle Flip Challenge
- Fill a standard (500 ml or approximate) bottle half full of water. After filling the bottle half way, don’t forget to put the cap on!
- Flip it in the air so it rotates once (360 degrees) and lands on its bottom without falling over.
- Keepie Uppies (soccer ball, hacky sack, sock bundle, toilet paper roll)
- You can use a soccer ball or any other object that you can kick with your foot. You are allowed to use your knees, chest, head…anything but your arms to keep the ball bouncing in the air and not hit the floor.
- Planking Challenge
- Planking is kind of like doing a push-up but only in the “up” position. Hold yourself with a straight back as long as possible. Use a cell phone or stopwatch to time yourself and see how long you can go before you buckle.
- Blindfolded Balance
- Blindfold yourself. Then balance a book on your head and see how long you can go. Use a stop watch or a cell phone to time yourself.
- Book Balance
- Balance a book on your head. See how long you can go! Use a stop watch or a cell phone to time yourself.
- Wall Squat Warrior
- With your legs apart (about shoulder width), squat against a wall and place a toilet roll upright on one of your legs. The aim is to squat for as long as possible before the toilet roll falls off.
- Keep your legs bent as close to 90 degrees as possible throughout the activity.
- Use a stop watch or cell phone to time yourself…see how long you can go before you either have to give up or the toilet roll falls off your lap.
- Push Yourself – Push-Up Challenge
- How many pushups can you do? This can be a very challenging event so please use your best judgement. I’ll accept TWO categories for this one…How many pushups can you do in 30 seconds? AND, how many push-ups can you do in 60 seconds?
- Remember to keep your back as straight as possible.
- Wall Ball Challenge
- Find a wall…get a ball. Stand at least two big steps away from the wall.
- Toss the ball at the wall and catch it before it hits the ground.
- How many times can you do this in 60 seconds?
- Here’s an example: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Wall%20Ball.pdf
- Step in Step Out Challenge
- Find a hoola hoop or a length of string or a skipping rope
- Make a circle on the floor
- Stand outside the circle.
- Without jumping, step one foot into the circle, then your other foot into the circle. Then take one foot out of the circle, followed by your other foot. That completes ONE cycle. How many cycles can you do as quickly as possible in 60 seconds?
One More Thing…not into any of the events listed above? Not interested in competing for points or time? That’s okay…do you like to dance?
Send me a clip of you (and anyone in your bubble) dancing to one of these clips:
Hip Hop – Primary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWTyO8npkOQ
Hip Hop – Intermediate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxifR0Ltqk