Hoop Cool Down

Game Description: 
A great cool down game to play to lower heart rates and give the kids a good stretch. Only equipment needed is one hoop per child.
Bring down heart rates, review some Fundamental Movement Skills, and to stretch.
Game Rules: 
Children must follow their leader and use their own hoop. Give each child a Hoop and have them spread out throughout the room. The children will be listening for instructions from the leader about what to do with their hoop. The leader will call out and demonstrate instructions. Demonstration is extremely important because the children may not know the difference between some skills such as hop and jump. 1. Hoop Manipulation Spin your hoop on the ground like a top. On one arm. Around your neck. On one leg. Around your waist. Go through your hoop (drop hoop over head) 2. Hoop on the ground Jump and hop in/out/over hoop. Jump and hop backwards and sideways, diagonal. Run around hoop 3. Stretching with hoop Hoop to the sky, hoop to the ground, hoop to the side. Sit and reach with hoop
Saftey Considerations: 
Make sure each child has enough space to avoid collisions. Have the children stretch their arms out like wings, explain that this is their wing span and ask them to have at least a wing span of space.
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
4 to 6 years
Type of Activity: 
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: