Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles

This Rainy Day Blues Turned into Rainbow Smiles activity & project also includes:

A series of physical fitness games, activities, and teamwork challenges prompt youngsters to get moving! Using Hula Hoops, bean bags, pool noodles, and other materials, elementary and middle schoolers work together and get some exercise on rainy days, sunny days, or anything in between.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a summer camp curriculum or program
  • Helpful for an occupational therapy session or for learners who need to build gross motor skills
  • Bring out activities during a rainy day schedule or when your class could use some outside time
Classroom Considerations

  • Aligned to Florida Standards, but applicable to the physical fitness standards in any state
  • The scanned pages are not high quality, but still readable 
  • Most activities are designed for ages five and older
Pros

  • Provides variations for different materials, age levels, or physical requirements
  • Incorporates math and physical skills together 
  • Includes a list of resources on page 32 (p. 33 on the table of contents) and a bibliography of additional resources
Cons

  • None