Session 5 - Fitness Poker!

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You will require a pack of playing cards, each suit in the deck relates to an activity. Suitable for both KS1 and KS2.

  • Hearts = Jumping Air Squats (easier air squats)
  • Clubs = Down ups
  • Diamonds = Burpees
  • Spades = Heel Kicks

Shuffle the pack of cards and pull one out e.g. 6 diamonds, the children must complete 6 Burpees. You may wish to limit the number of cards from each deck. Attempting to complete the entire deck would be too challenging for one child.

Extension: Pair or group children up and increase the number of cards and share the work between them e.g. 9 of hearts is pulled out they complete 9 jumping air squats between them. This way it may be possible to get through more of the pack depending on how many children you have.

Things to consider:

  • You could split the decks up giving younger children more of the lower numbered cards and older, more of the higher numbers.
  • Incorporate rest time e.g. allow them to have 3 ‘time outs’ in which they can choose to rest, but once they have used them up they are gone!
  • Can they play this again suggesting different activities for each suit?