Kinds of Physical Activity for Children


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  • There are 4 different types of exercise. Each type helps your body in different ways.
  • Ms. Smith how many different types of physical activity should students practice?
  • Aerobic activity gets your heart pumping and your lungs working harder. It also may make you sweat
  • Ohh you mean like fast walking, hiking, jogging, running, tennis, hockey, or soccer.
  • Muscle strengthening gives you greater power. Do muscle-strengthening activities at least three times a week
  • Oh I know what you mean!! Push-ups, pull-ups, or sit-ups, or working out with exercise weights or resistance bands.
  • Gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, or tennis. These are some of my favorites Ms. Smith.
  • Bone strengthening exercise helps your bones grow and keeps them strong.
  • Stretches make your muscles more flexible.They can help you can reach and bend and turn better. Being flexible can help you avoid getting hurt.
  • You can do special stretching exercises like toe touches or side stretches. I love practicing yoga, martial arts, dance, gymnastics.
  • There are all sorts of ways you can get active. You can pick aerobics, muscle or bone strengthening exercises, or stretching.
  • Why not start out by just dancing to some music? The first step is to just start moving.
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