COUNCIL ROCK'S BE-WELL BULLETIN
May 15th Student Wellness Activities
PRIMARY LEVEL ACTIVITIES (Grades K-3)
Primary (Grades K-3)
1.) Sidewalk Chalk Activities
There are several fun activities to do with sidewalk chalk! Draw a hopscotch and play hopscotch! Draw a long squiggly line on the sidewalk and pretend you’re walking a tightrope by walking the line foot over foot. Draw a bouquet of flowers in honor of Spring!
2.) Relaxation Activities
To help reduce stress and heightened emotionality, try these six relaxation activities. https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/emergency-response/coronavirus-outbreak/resources/easy-at-home-relaxation-activities-to-help-calm-kids
3.) Make-Your-Own Play-Dough
With just flour, salt, and water, you can make your own play-dough! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAIAm6BF0fs#action=share
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ACTIVITIES (Grades 4-6)
Intermediate (Grades 4-6)
Write a funny or exciting adventure story about what happens when school is closed. Use your imagination and include lots of details so that your readers get a great picture in their minds!
2.) Visual Calming Room
Choose from 9 different videos of calming themes to help relax and remain calm. https://district196org.finalsite.com/about/calm-room/visual-relaxation
3.) Virtual Game Night
Connect with a friend(s) via Zoom/Hangouts/Skype/FaceTime and play a board game or non-board game, such as Headbanz, Boggle, Loaded Questions, Charades, Name That Tune, or Scavenger Hunt. You can also download game apps, such as Google Duo and Houseparty, to play with friends virtually.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL (GRADES 7-8)
Middle School (Grades 7-8)
1.) Sworkit Fitness
Click this link to get to the Sworkit Fitness website, which has lots of different types of workouts for all levels: Sworkit. In order to upgrade for free to their paid account, follow these three steps:
Step 1: From your web browser (not your mobile app), go to: Sworkit redeem link
Step 2: Sign up, or Sign in if you already have an account.
Step 3: Enter code: SYICOUNCILROCKSD and then click on “Redeem Code”
2.) Animal Therapy
Relax and take a break with some animal therapy by exploring the Philadelphia Zoo’s database of every animal they have there: https://philadelphiazoo.org/animals/. Also, the Philadelphia Zoo is airing a Facebook Live series called Philly Zoo at 2 every weekday at 2pm. The show takes viewers behind the scenes to meet some of the animals living in America’s oldest zoo, including lions, tigers, giraffes, hedgehogs, rhinos, red pandas, red tail hawks and more.
3.) MetaStream Party or Netflix Party
Watch an appropriate movie or TV show with friends through a MetaStream party at the following link: https://getmetastream.com/. This is a free streaming website that includes access to YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Twitch, Disney Plus, Reddit, and much more. You will need to do so using Firefox or a Google Chrome extension. You can also host a Netflix Party at the following link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-party/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlaoa?hl=en. You must do so using Google Chrome, and you will need to either have an active Netflix subscription or sign up for a 30-day free trial.
HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL (GRADES 9-12)
1.) Guided Calming Strategies
Listen to this video for a 12-minute guided video on meditation, breathing, and other calming strategies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZYxc6VcRGA
2.) Insight Timer App
Check out this free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress: https://insighttimer.com/. You can choose from a variety of music, sleep talks, sound therapies, and guided meditations.
3.) Game Night
Host a game night for your family. You can include card games, word games (e.g., Scrabble, Boggle, Words With Friends), or board games. Playing games will keep your mind active and provide fun for family and friends of all ages.