Kids Driving You Nuts? Give them a Home School Fit Test!


It may be a rainy day outside, a day off of school, or whatever the case may be, but the kids are at home driving you nuts! You may be trying to figure out a few ways to help the kids get some of that energy out. Here are a few fun fitness tests you can do with the kids to put their energy to good use!


1. Couch Sit and Jump: Sit slowly onto the couch and then jump up off your feet, land softly and repeat for 1 minute.

# of Jumps ________________

2. Kitchen Sock Knee Tucks: Wear slippery socks in the kitchen and while your in a push up position, slide your feet up under your body and back out straight for 30 seconds.

# of Knee Tucks ________________

3. Hallway or Outdoor shuttle run: pick a short distance and quickly sprint from one end to the other as fast as you can for 1 minute.

# of Laps _______________

4. Doorway Jumps: Place a mat or small rug in the middle of the doorway. The goal here is to jump from one side of the doorway to the other without touching the mat or small rug that is placed in the middle. Start by standing on your left foot and jump across the doorway landing on your right leg and repeat on the other leg side. Continue jumping side to side for 30 seconds.

# of Jumps ________________

5. Table or Couch Circle Run: Clear an area around your kitchen table or couch; whichever is safest to run around. Try and run as many circles clockwise around the table or couch for 30 seconds and repeat going counterclockwise. Try and match your number!

# of Circles Left ________________ # of Circles Right ________________

6. Remote Control Balance Touches: Holding onto a remote control, balance on your left leg only and try to touch the remote to the floor without using your right leg for help. Repeat on the left leg for 30 seconds and switch to the right. See how many touches you can get on each leg without help from the other leg!

# Touches on Left Leg ________________ # Touches on Right Leg _______________

7. Hot Steps: You only need one step in your house for this one. Standing at the bottom of that step, you quickly and safely step up and down off the step as quickly as you can.  Count to see how many times you can go up and down that one step in 30 seconds.

# Steps ________________

Have fun and remember to keep your scores and test again the next rainy day chance you get!

Anna Renderer, MS

KFIT Health, LLC

Comments are closed.