All posts by ACT Playgroups

Mighty Movers CBR – Active Play #16 Jumping Jacks

Does your child love to jump on the bed? Mine does! So much so, I have to sneak into the bedrooms when changing the sheets. Whether you love or loathe bed jumping, jumping is a skill your child will learn and practice on their developmental path.

To help your child hone their jumping skills, we’ve created Active Play Idea #16 ‘Jumping Jacks’. Join in when you can as jumping is great physical activity for adults too.

Looking to share jumping with your baby? Bouncy baby play to active songs and rhymes is sure to delight them. A popular one in my home is Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

Move More Sit Less and jump for joy!

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

  •  Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
  • Follow us on Facebook  – and Like, Comment or Share
  • Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
  • Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.

Mighty Movers CBR – Active Play #15 In the Basket

 

There’s something innately satisfying about throwing an object at a target and hitting the mark. Whether you’re playing ball sports or just like throwing scrunched up paper into your bin – being able to throw an object and hit a target is a skill you most likely acquired when you were a kid.

You can help your child to develop an ability to throw and hit a target with Active Play Idea #15 ‘In the Basket’. It’s a fun game the whole family can play, and it’s a great way to re-purpose any odd, holey or old socks in your drawers.

Once your child is skilled at releasing their throw – try making paper aeroplanes to fly as a family. There’s a great design here https://tinyurl.com/yatuofbg to fold and fly, or feel free to share your favourite design with us.

Move More Sit Less and have fun playing with your kids!

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

  •  Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
  • Follow us on Facebook  – and Like, Comment or Share
  • Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
  • Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.

Mighty Movers CBR – Summer break

With the festive season and Summer holidays just around the corner, Mighty Movers CBR is going to take a short break from sharing weekly Active Play Ideas with you. For holiday play inspiration, print out Nature Play CBR‘s Summer play list.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends at Christmas, and try to make these the Move More Sit Less Holidays. I look forward to seeing you and sharing with you more active play in 2018.

Nicole Sadlier, Physical Activity Project Officer (ACT) / Mighty Movers CBR

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

• Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
• Follow us on Facebook – and Like, Comment or Share
• Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
• Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.

Mighty Movers CBR – Active Play #14 Ideas with a Bed Sheet

Sheets – every house has them. But, did you know that the humble bed sheet is one of the most versatile active play items in your home?

We’ve unfolded 4 fun play ideas for you to share with your child in Active Play Idea #14.

Looking for baby play fun? Try making-the-bed peek-a-boo, or creating a long crawling tunnel using chairs, or play ‘now you see them, now you don’t’ with the teddies.

Old sheets can be used as picnic blankets for backyard meal times or laying with your baby under a shady tree and watching the wind move the leaves.

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

• Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
• Follow us on Facebook – and Like, Comment or Share
• Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
• Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.

Mighty Movers CBR – Active Play #13 Rub-A-Dub-Dub

What do you think ’household chores’, ‘cleaning’ and ‘cooking’ have to do with screen time?  They list in the top reasons parents give when asked ‘When do you use screen time for your kids?’  That’s why we’ve created Active Play Idea #13 – Rub-A-Dub-Dub. Next time you need to get the housework done, have a quick think before you grab for the screen if there’s some way your child can be involved.

It’s worked in my household. Whether it’s nature, nurture or a bit of both – my kid is now quite helpful when it comes to getting the housework done. I just hope his enthusiasm for cleaning, doing the washing and cooking stays with him for life.

You can do this play idea with babies – give them some pegs to play with when you’re hanging out the washing, play ‘peek-a-boo’ behind large pieces of washing or give them a selection of pots, pans and wooden utensils to explore in the kitchen during meal prep.

We’d love to hear your tips and tricks for getting kids to help with housework.

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

  •  Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
  • Follow us on Facebook  – and Like, Comment or Share
  • Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
  • Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.