Last updated: May 21, 2020 at 4:34 p.m.
Stay at home and stay active.
Take time out of your day to take care of your body with simple, at-home exercises.
Warmup for your workout by:
If you can’t bend to 90 degrees, go as low as you can.
Instead of keeping your legs straight by balancing on your toes, try keeping your legs straight by putting your knees on the floor.
During step 6:
These activities are great for kids age 4 to 12 and can be adapted for larger groups.
Try doing each movement for 45 seconds, with 15 seconds of rest in between each one.
Up your Simon Says game or just explore the different ways your body can move!
You can also pretend to:
You will need two dice.
If you get:
Act out these poses and hold the stretch for 10 seconds.
Draw two wheels on a paper. One wheel divided into six (known as the exercise spinner), and one divided into ten (known as the 1-10 spinner). First, spin the exercise spinner, using a pen and paperclip. Then, spin the 1-10 spinner to tell you how many times you do that exercise.
All you need is a blown-up balloon. Younger participants should be supervised at all times as broken or popped balloons may present a choking hazard.
In this version of musical chairs, everyone gets to keep playing!
Get 3 pairs of socks, each one rolled and tucked into a ball.
Toss one sock ball from one hand to the other hand. It should be a bit higher than your head.
Practice until it is consistent. A consistent throw is key to juggling.
Use the throw, throw, catch, catch rhythm to juggle two sock balls. Replace one of your claps from The Single Toss with the second sock ball.
Once you have mastered Throw, Throw, Catch, Catch:
Replace the clap from Throw, Throw, CLAP, Catch, Catch with the third sock ball.
These activities are great for kids age 4 to 12 and can be adapted for smaller groups.
With each round, change up the movement. Instead of walking around, try hopping, skipping or crawling.
Music can be played too, and players could dance around. Instead of yelling “the floor is lava”, the music could change or stop. The caller could also change the type of movement to do to get to the stone.
Set up the obstacle course:
Compete to see who can get through the fastest.
A big enough space to allow for some running.
Mix it up with different colour lights:
Call out “light the dynamite!”
1 balloon for each player
Keep active and try to walk 10,000 steps a day! By recording your steps or your kilometres (km), you can track your progress and stay motivated.
Compare your progress with the popular real and fictional locations in the following chart.
|Toronto Island – Hanlan’s Point to Ward’s Island||5||6463||47||Less than 1 Hour|
|High Park Loop Trail||5||7013||51||Less than 1 Hour|
|Climb to the top of Mount Logan||6||8113||59||Less than 1 Hour|
|Stanley Park in British Columbia (BC)||9||12375||90||2|
|New York Central Park||10||13338||97||2|
|Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island (PEI)||13||17738||129||2|
|Distance of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Subway Bloor Line||26||36025||262||4|
|Scarborough to Etobicoke||35||48675||354||6|
|Martin Goodman Trail||56||77000||560||9|
|Across Lake Ontario||85||116875||850||14|
|Walk the Toronto Border||120||165000||1200||20|
|Toronto City Hall to Niagara Falls, Ontario (ON)||127||175038||1273||21|
|Toronto to Niagara Falls, ON||128||176000||1280||21|
|Toronto City Hall to Ottawa Parliament Building||384||527450||3836||64|
|Confederation Trail, PEI||435||598125||4350||73|
|From London to possible location of Hogwarts in Harry Potter||966||1327714||9656||161|
|Great Divide Trail in Alberta and BC||1200||1650000||12000||200|
|Great Barrier Reef||2300||3162500||23000||383|
|From Winterfell to King’s Landing in Game of Thrones||2414||3319250||24140||402|
|From the Shire to Mordor in Lord of the Rings||2863||3936625||28630||477|
|Longest distance from Canada’s north to south – Cape Columbia, Northwest Territories to Middle Island, ON||4627||6362125||46270||771|
|Toronto City Hall to the North Pole||4694||6454883||46945||782|
|Distance Terry Fox Ran||5373||7387875||53730||896|
|Longest distance from Canada’s east to west – Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to the Yukon/Alaska boundary||5514||7581750||55140||919|
|From Arctic to Antarctica||18750||25781250||187500||3125|
|Great Wall of China||21196||29144500||211960||3533|
|Around the World||40075||55103125||400750||6679|
|Earth to Moon||382500||525937500||3825000||63750|