We received the digital download of Core 1 (260 lessons!) of Family Time Fitness for Homeschool to review.
Let the hilarity begin!
I learned my kids don’t know any playground games or how to do basic playground activities that I take for granted, having attended public school. I need to get on it.
I didn’t need any equipment. I did purchase hula hoops on clearance and bought some good jumpropes. We modified games and activities to work for our physical levels and had fun!
Alex’s attempt to hula hoop. Oh my. And he was born in Hawaii. oh dear.
What did I love about Family Time Fitness?
- I’m terrible about PE time. This made me intentional. I had to get outside with the kids and do physical activity rather than sending them out to play and doing other things.
- It’s super fun and silly. I did most of the activities with the kids so they knew what to do. We watched the videos too, but they loved it that I was with them. Note to self: Be with them more.
- We don’t have to do the lessons outdoors. Most of it is easily accomplished in many rooms. We plan to continue the program in our basement when it’s wintry cold and snowy outside.
- The whole family can do it. After my 12 year old got over her attitude and decided to enjoy it. Some of it’s silly fun but some of it’s really work. I love the mix! It’s good to be silly.
- No planning on my part. Descriptions of the activities with videos to show what to do help me accomplish the class easily. No supplies really needed beyond what you probably already have.
“Monster walking.” Tori loved this! I told them it was like frog jumping but walking. This was super fun for the kids and they growled the whole time.
My kids don’t know how to jump rope at all. I am such a failure as a mother.
We must practice!
Walking with hula hoops. The kids found this super silly and hard! We flipped the hula hoops on the ground to walk through them.
Walking and/or standing on one foot while balancing the hula hoop outward. Tori did awesome! It sure makes your arms ache!
Not sure about this one. But I thinking they were Vogueing.
Liz is the hula hoop master. The girls can almost do it. Alex was mad that he can’t get it to stay on his hips!
Jumping practice. We did variations of long and high jumps.
And “jumping over the river”? oh yeah
I love the freedom of homeschooling that we can adapt lessons to meet our needs.
We really liked this kind of leaping!
I gave the lesson to Dad one night and they used tennis balls for juggling after running relays and playing together.
It was hilarious to watch. Tennis balls everywhere!
The tiptoed across the yard and did heel walking back. Works those calf muscles!
Kate and Alex are starting soccer this month and this was perfect practice to dribble the ball around the cones.
frog jumping. and the boy with a sword. of course.
skipping back after frog jumping
As a cool down, we often do several yoga poses. Those are our favorites!
We are so blessed to have this Fitness program for our homeschool. It encourages us to spend intentional time together doing healthy activities!