The kids napped late this afternoon which usually means they go to bed late if I don't help them get all their energy out before hand. Since Andrew worked late tonight and it was up to me to put the kids to bed by myself, I wanted it to go as smoothly as possible. So I came up with this energy burning activity. The kids are too young to actually jump rope the traditional way. This was a fun way alternative way to run, jump, and duck under the jump rope.
|All you need are some streamers, a jump rope and some tape.|
|Cut some streamer pieces and tape them to the jump rope. |
I tied one end to the door know and held the other end.
Hannah and Ethan patiently waited.
|They squealed as they ran through the streamers over and over.|
|On your marks, get set....|
|This is a picture of Hannah jumping over, not stomping on the streamers.|
|Trying to reattach a fallen streamer.|
|Ethan trying to remove a streamer.|
|Hannah decided in the end to use a fallen streamer as a belt.|
This was fun and I am sure it did get rid of some energy. However, they did not go to bed well. Oh well!!
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