Week commending 29th June 2020
Lay a skipping rope, or another long object, on the grass. Stand on one side of it and have a member of your family be the caller. When they should ‘river’ you jump over the rope, when they should ‘bank’ you jump to the original side of the rope. If they should ‘riverbank’ you need to jump and land with a leg either side of the rope. If you are playing with others, the winner is the last person in having not made any mistakes.
Add an element of challenge: If someone makes a misstep, they need to do 5 star jumps.
Week Commencing 22nd June 2020
This is a simple game of make believe that requires listening and reacting quickly. When one person calls out “lava,” everyone pretends that lava is flowing down the trail and will soon cover the ground. To escape, everyone must quickly move to a nearby rock or high point, such as a downed tree, and stand on it. The game rules might vary depending on what type of terrain you’re dealing with. If the trail isn’t rocky, maybe the goal is to stand on an exposed tree root or reach out and touch a tree trunk. However you play, it’s important to reinforce that everyone must stay on trail. And if you want, you can add a time element to it, counting down from 10 or 5.
Week commencing 15th June 2020
This is a great game to play as you take a hike through the woods.
One person serves as the Colour Master. As you are hiking, the Colour Master calls out a colour (blue, for example). Everyone then has to run and touch or find something blue. First one to touch or find an object of that colour becomes the Master. You can also play be elimination - continue until only one person remains.
Week Commencing 8th June 2020
Ask an adult to take a camera or iPad on a walk with you. On your walk find things to take a 'super close-up' shot of. For example a mushroom, a knot in a tree, a crack in a rock.
The close-up should focus on part of the object rather than the whole thing.
When you get home can you remember what the things were and where on your walk you found them. Could you take another member of your family on the same walk and ask them to find them? How quickly can they find them? Who was the quickest?
Could you write a story using the pictures to describe your adventure? Why did you choose those things to take pictures of?
If you don't have a camera you could draw the close ups instead.