Today, I'm linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for....
It's only Tuesday and this has been the longest week ever. Monday and Tuesday are always long since I don't have a "break" at all on those days, but seeing that my first break isn't until THURSDAY this week, I knew I needed a stress-reliever...something that gave me a minute to breathe.
My kiddos have been GREAT, but let's get real....they need a break, too! It's been drizzly and gloomy around here so far this week, which hasn't helped the fact that they're confined within these four walls for days.
So, today I decided to give Adventure to Fitness a try. I've been seeing this website all over blogs and pinterest as an option for indoor recess and have been "saving it." I thought today was the perfect chance to test it out!
I LOVED the concept behind this site, but you never know how it will go over with the kiddos! :)
There are different adventures that you can take, like Expedition Egypt, Super Volcano, Greek Gauntlet, Captive Castle, Everglades Exhaustion, or Hawaiian Hero (just to name a few!). And, each adventure is SO educational. I can definitely see integrating these to match our studies - the castle one during fairytales, the everglades when we travel through the south region, Hawaiian Heroes as we travel through the West, Super Volcanoes as we study landforms, etc.
The premise is that there's a tour guide (Mr. Marc led us today) and he leads you through an adventure on a mission.
The entire mission lasted for 30 minutes and students were completely engaged and moving the entire time! As they are traveling, Mr. Marc also taught them tons of knowledge about Egypt. As we traveled through Egypt, students learned about the desert, sandstorms, the Nile River, pyramids, cobras, archeologists, and mummies!
They loved every moment of this adventure and even related it to being "like a video game, but you're in it!" Oh, yes....I think I will bookmark this site right now. ;)
I hope you take the time to check it out and try it out with your kiddos! The perfect way to get some energy out and learn at the same time!