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Alternate Activity 2: Quick Stretch

Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Review Leader Resource, Quick Stretch Exercises and prepare to demonstrate and lead the stretch exercises.

Description of Activity

Invite the children to stand in a circle at least two feet from their chairs or tables. In this quick "get the wiggles out" activity you will lead short stretching and breathing exercises described in Leader Resource, Quick Stretch Exercises.

Read the sequence of quick stretches. When you have finished, if the group needs to wind down, repeat the first exercise once or twice.

Including All Participants

All of the stretches suggested in this activity can be done sitting in a chair. If a child cannot stand, demonstrate the stretches from a seated position as well as standing.

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