Teamwork, Fitness & Family Challenge
40:00 MINUTES TO GET AS MANY POINTS AS POSSIBLE!
- Children are the Team Leaders (Must be 5+ years old to lead)
- Children lead their Team in picking a Team Name.
- Children lead their Team through the event.
- Parents are to coach, encourage, and teach their Team Leaders.
- Parents may explain the objectives, can provide clearer guidance, answer questions, and provide necessary clarification of rules and instructions.
- Parents cannot at any time lead the team.
- All Team Members must do the same events at the same time.
- Points will only be counted for completed events.
- There is no specific order the events need to be completed in.
- At the conclusion of the challenge, add up all of your points from completed events on the score sheet for your final team score.
- ENJOY THIS TIME TOGETHER, TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEOS TO SHARE!
- Post your final team score, with your team name in the comments.
Parents Guide To Challenge
Review prior to starting challenge
Pre-Workout Coaching Considerations: The current environment we are in has impacts on all of us, as we have slowed our lives down and stayed mostly indoors together with our families. This environment has changed and altered a lot of things about our daily lives. However, it has also presented us with opportunities, such as this challenge, to spend more time together, to challenge ourselves, and to allow our children the experience of leading our family teams.
- Supportive yet Challenging: With sports, school activities, clubs, and teams all cancelled right now, children are missing out on chances to lead. As coaches in this challenge, the aim is to allow your children this opportunity. We want to approach their planning and leadership of our families with support, while also challenging them. This can mean encouraging their ideas and plans for accomplishing this challenge while asking them questions, which will help them to think about things they might be overlooking. Not giving them the answers but helping them to arrive there by considering the things you may point out. We also want to encourage and support them as they are going through the workout, especially when there is friction. Some of the exercises are hard, but we want them to keep going and to keep trying. This also means challenging them to do a little more than they might think they can with the physical events.
- Promoting a Growth Mindset: The challenges are hard. Children may struggle with them or with creating a plan and leading your family through it. We do not want to let them get deterred by this. Instead, we want to help them develop a growth mindset toward challenges. We want to positively influence and develop their relationship with putting forth effort in the face of challenging circumstances. Doing so will help them carry this forward as their natural response when you, their parents, cannot be around to support them. So, if they say something such as, “This is hard, I can’t do it.” or “This is hard, I don’t want to do this anymore.”, we can respond with something such as, “Yes, this is hard. Don’t feel bad if you can’t do it yet. The more we practice and try, the better we get.” We want to support them and help them keep a ‘can do’ attitude and approach.
Word Groups = Total group points added to score
- Break down the list into groups based on similarity.
- Upon breaking each of the words into groups, sum up the total numerical value for each group of words and record them by group.
- Drum (1)
- Celery (2)
- Bicycle (3)
- Truck (4)
- Guitar (5)
- Carpenter (6)
- Broccoli (7)
- Teacher (8)
- Wagon (9)
- Symbol (10)
- Scooter (11)
- Radish (12)
- Electrician (13)
- Bus (14)
- Trumpet (15)
- Plumber (16)
- Motorcycle (17)
- Harmonica (18)
- Accountant (19)
- Carrot (20)
EVENTS: REPS / TIMES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE DIVIDED AMONGST THE TEAM MEMBERS
- 250 Ball Dribbles = 200pts
- 150 Jumping Jacks = 100pts
- 50 Push Ups = 200pts
- 100 Hops on Each Foot = 200pts
- 125 Sports Ball / Medicine Ball Squats = 200pts
- 125 Sit Ups = 200pts
- 300 High Knees = 500pts
- 250 Throws / Catches = 300pts
- 50 "No Hands" Get Ups = 300pts
- 125 Squat Jumps = 300pts
- 50 Somersaults = 300pts
- 3 Minute Plank = 300pts
- 125 Forward / Back Line Hops = 200pts
NUTRITION POINTS = 50pts per 2 gulps of water.
- Remember to aim for drinking water every 20 minutes or so. Every family member should have about 2 stops for water
- Feel free to scale this workout based on your family/individual fitness levels. Add or subtract reps/time based on feel of the event and pacing through the 40 minute event. The overall goal is to spend time together and stay active!
Numerical Patterns = 100 pts per number
- Half of all family members have to take a turn
— if there are four of you total, two must take a turn
— if there are five of you total, only two must take a turn
— if there are three of you total, only one must take a turn
- Have one family member who will not take a turn be the ‘timer’
- Have one family member who will take a turn, the ‘player’, get ready to go, have other family members waiting to take a turn leave the area
- Have the ‘timer’ put 60 seconds on the clock and count the ‘player’ down to start
- The ‘player’ has 60 seconds to look at the number pattern and complete as many additional numbers in that pattern as possible until time runs out
- Repeat this process until all of the ‘players’ have taken a turn
- Count each additional number that each ‘player’ correctly put down and record that total number
The Pattern: 2, 5, 8, 6, 9, 12, 10…
Post workout coaching considerations
Following the conclusion of the challenge, we want to talk to our children about what their experience was like, what they learned, and how they felt the team performed. Here are some questions we want to consider and ask.
- You did a great job. What is one thing that could have been even better?
- What was the hardest part for you (each child)? What can you do to get better at that?
- What did you enjoy most about the challenge (each child)?
- What is something you were able to do, that you didn’t think you could? How were you able to do that?
- (Insert idea here) didn’t work as you thought it would. What might have worked better?
- How could we have helped you more than we did?
- What else might we be able to do like this in the future?
- For Parents: What are some things you think you said, or did that led to your child’s willingness to continue putting forth effort despite their frustration or desire to stop? How can you continue to support them in this way going forward within their endeavors?