Noodle Lifting

Game Description: 
A cute introductory activity to anaerobic exercise!
Lift the noodles like grown-ups lift weights!
Game Rules: 
Give each child a half pool noodle. Explain that grown-ups do weight lifting to build muscle and we're going to practice some of these activities with noodles. Instruct the children to hold the noodle shoulder width apart up by their chest. Make a face like you're using all your might and push the noodle up in to the air. Do a few repetitions and then switch to a new activity. Some ideas for activities are squats and bicep curls, but be creative and add in any other activities you would like!
Saftey Considerations: 
Explain to children that it is only safe to do actual weight-lifting when you are older.
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2 to 3 years
4 to 6 years
Type of Activity: 
Skill instruction
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
One person
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: