Being active isn’t just about feeling stronger, fitter, more energetic and sleeping better. It’s all about having fun! You don’t have to go to the gym to be active – you can take a walk, go cycling or play a game. Remember being active is vital for healthy development and contributes to your quality of life, health and wellbeing as well as your physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO TRY
Here are three Monday #BEACTIVE Activities for you to try during Scottish Children’s Health Week.
ACTIVITY 1 | BECOME AN ANIMAL
It’s fun to pretend to be an animal! There are so many wild and interesting creatures out there that all have different ways of moving. Think of all the animals you’ve seen in books and on TV and put your all into becoming them. You could hop like a frog, sprint like a cheetah, stomp like an elephant, or roar like a lion. Inspiration for this game can be found anywhere. Look outside your window for any dogs, birds or bugs which you can pretend to be.
ACTIVITY 2 | RAINBOW SCAVENGER HUNT
Rainbows are such a fun and happy natural occurrence, but it’s a shame they can’t be around all the time. Why not try to bring a rainbow indoors? In your home, look for items with the colours of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. You can do it with friends and family too to see who can collect all seven items the fastest and who can find the most interesting objects.
ACTIVITY 3 | DANCE TO YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC
Dancing is an incredibly fun and effective way to be more active. You could make a playlist of your favourite songs to dance to and then play it whenever you want a pick me up. The best thing about dancing to music is how infectious it is, so get those around you involved and have a dance together.
We are delighted to have partnered with Teapot Trust for #BEACTIVE Monday! Teapot Trust have provided us with the “Journey Sticks” activity which you can find out about in the SCHW21 Activity Book!