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Human Body

Muscles

Activities

1.  Creating obstacle courses with furniture, pillows, boxes, and blankets helps develop large motor skills – so get creative and build one!  How can you crawl, hop, and skip around your obstacle course?

2.  Try some light calisthenics using just your body.  Do jumping jacks, pushups, sit-ups, leg lifts, mountain-climbers, squats, crunches, or even a headstand (use a wall to help you balance and have someone spot you.)  See if you can feel and name the various muscles each exercise works!

3.  Time to go outside!  Make sure you have permission from an adult first.  It’s time to ride your bike, run, jump, skip, swing, climb,  or roll down a hill!

Did you know you have 650-840 muscles in your body?  But what exactly are muscles?  How do they allow you to do so many different things?  And how can you make your muscles bigger and stronger? 

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