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Stars and Stripes: Color Family Activities Red, White and Blue
Use Old Glory to track activities and encourage exercise.
Turn the American flag into a symbol of your family’s freedom to be active!
Set up the game: • Draw a flag on a large piece of paper • Gather 3 paper bags to hold activity notes. Label the bags: Stripes White stars Blue stars • Write active chores on 13 notes and place them in the Stripes bag. Sample chores: wash the car pull weeds wash the dog vacuum dust • Write exercises on 25 notes and place in one of the Stars bags. Sample exercises: 10 sit-ups 20 sit-ups 50 sit-ups 5 push-ups 25 push-ups 20 jumping jacks 100 jumping jacks • Write timed exercises on 25 notes and place in second Stars bag. Examples include: jog in place for 10 minutes walk briskly for 20 minutes ride a bike for 30 minutes jump rope for 5 minutes
Play the game
• Set a goal for finishing the flag – one week, two weeks, even a month. It all depends on the size of your family and how busy you are • Consider designating a specific hour one day a week to gather, pull notes from a bag, and get active • When each person completes a task or exercise, have them color in or write their name on the star or stripe that corresponds to the activity • Once a flag is completed, draw another one and start again!
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