Children’s Fitness Easter Egg Hunt

Although Let’s Eggercise can easily be adapted for children, here is a cutesy rhyming version to get them engaged and egghausted.

Here it is, sweet and simple:

Print the rhyme below, cut each couplet below the dashed line into strips, place the strips inside the eggs, hide the eggs in your yard.

Start off by reading these first three stanzas aloud to set the challenge.

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The Easter Bunny is very wise,                                                                                                                                      He knows to stay healthy he must exercise.

So join him on this hunt for eggs,                                                                                                                                Let’s run and jump and stretch our legs.

Hop to the first egg and do as you’re told.                                                                                                              Open the egg and uncrease the fold.                                                                                                                 ————————————————————————————————————————————

Cut up the following ideas (or use your own) and place one inside each egg.

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My ears are long and like to flop.                                                                                                                                 Stand on one leg, and do 5 hops.

My feet are very big and long.                                                                                                                                        Do a dance and sing a song.

My coat is very soft and furry.                                                                                                                                       Run as fast as you can. Hurry hurry!

I have a bushy white cotton tail.                                                                                                                                     Pretend to swim away from a whale.

I have white fur on my back.                                                                                                                                          Do 10 super jumping jacks.

I have a pink, twitchy nose.                                                                                                                                        Reach up to the sky, then touch your toes.

On my cheeks you will find whiskers.                                                                                                                        Lay on your back and make your legs do scissors.

I can use my teeth to saw a log.                                                                                                                                    Squat down low, do 5 hops like a frog

It doesn’t matter where you are,                                                                                                                                 For 30 seconds, jump like a star.

I carry my basket on my hip.                                                                                                                                           When you go to your next egg, be sure to skip!

because the easter bunny said so

You could always conclude with a game of Easter Bunny Says.

Share photos or exercises you create! Be sure to #strollersavvypinchallenge

 

Let’s Eggsercise! An Easter themed workout.

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  1. Cut out 10 strips of paper.
  2. On each piece of paper, write down an exercise.(Feel free to substitute as you see fit (haha!) )
    • Push-ups
    • Planks
    • Burpees
    • Wall-sits
    • Jumping Jacks
    • Squats
    • Lunges (both sides = 1 rep)
    • Sit-ups
    • Torso Twists (both sides = 1 rep)
    • Star Jumps
  3.  Fold each piece of paper in half.
  4. Randomly place the strips of paper into different colored eggs.
  5. Pick an egg and do the assigned number of reps for the exercise you chose. (For planks and wall-sits, multiply that number by 10 and do it for that many seconds. So if you choose green, that would be 5 x10, or 50 seconds.)
    • Green= 5
    • Pink= 10
    • Yellow= 3
    • Blue= 7
    • Purple =2
  6. Keep going until you have completed all 10 eggs. If you want an extra challenge, scramble up the papers and do another set or four!

Now Hop to it!

Be sure to check out this fun children’s fitness Easter Egg Hunt too!