I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that took part yesterday. I know the children in school had a great time, and it sounds like you guys did too! I've already received quite a few pictures and videos from some of you, but please do keep them coming in. I'm currently producing a year 6 leavers video that's seemingly taking up every breathing moment of my life, but I will at some point try to create a sports day video of all the material I've been sent in!
If you are trying to send me larger files, use www.wetransfer.com
This will enable me to download everything from a link, and it takes up to 2gb of files!
Thanks you again,
Phew! That was a lot to take in! Let's break it down for you all:
You have 10 challenges to complete. The challenges fall into two categories: 'how many in a minute', and 'from how far can you...'.
- How many tuck jumps in a minute?
- From how far can you throw a scrunched up bit of paper into a bin? Maybe mark out different distances getting further away (maybe half a metre or metre between them) and give yourself 3 goes from each marker to try and be successful- if you get it in, move back to the next distance!
- How many times can you hit something up in a minute? You could use a tennis racket and tennis ball, or a baking tray and teabag- whatever you like that you can find around the house! If it hits the ground, start again on zero! The highest score that you get to counts as your final score.
- How many keepie uppies can you do in a minute? Could be with a ball, or a toilet roll, or anything! If it hits the ground, start again on zero! Your highest score that you get to counts.
- Golf target- Use a cup/pan on its side for the hole. Use a golf ball/tennis ball/scrunched up paper and shoot it into the cup/pan using hands/feet/dust pan brush/broom. Maybe mark out different distances getting further away (maybe half a metre or metre between them) and give yourself 3 goes from each marker to try and be successful- if you get it in, move back to the next distance!
- How many bounces can you do over an object in a minute?
- How many sit ups can you do in a minute?
- How many burpees can you do in a minute?
- How far can you shotput a teabag? Measure it out!
- How far can you jump from a standing position? Measure it out!
How you approach this is entirely up to you. You can compete against the people you live with, you could just have a go at the challenges and see how you do or you could send in your scores to me and I will publish the results onto the website, so you can see how you did against the other people in your year, or even the whole school! If you do this, make sure you let me know what class you are in!
Furthermore, I would love to see any pictures or short videos of you guys having a go and having fun! I could maybe even feel a montage coming on...
And finally, here are some ideas for some other fun sporting activities you could try with everyone either today or another time!
- Bowling. Get some items that you can stand up like empty water bottles or plastic cups, grab a big enough ball, and start rolling to knock over the “pins”.
Variations – Make a target on the ground using masking tape. With each section worth different amounts of points, everyone can roll the ball trying to stop it within the different target areas, competing for points.
- After 8/ chocolate digestive challenge. You have to put the chocolate or biscuit on your forehead and without using any support from your arms/hands you have to move the chocolate down your face to your mouth. Have a fun against the other people in your home!
- You and a family member have to stand face to face. You put a balloon between your knees and you have to move the balloon up your bodies, without using your hands, to your faces. Don’t let the balloon pop….. You could also use a coconut or a ball.
- Limbo challenge- attach something like a hulahoop to a piece of string. You then have to limbo beneath it and eat it!
I hope you have a wonderful day, and I look forward to hearing all about it- best of luck!