Simple fun circuits for Beavers to raise and monitor their heart rates
Simple fitness equipment or equivalent - flat ladders/ropes/sticks
Help Beaver find and feel their pulse before the activity.
Ask for suggestions of exercises we might do to keep fit.
Split colony into 2 groups - half run round and over ladders/ropes/sticks while other half do activity they have suggested in middle of loop (eg star jumps, press ups on knees, jumping jacks). Swap every 2 minutes.
After 4 swaps stop and ask Beavers to check their pulse again. Has it changed?
For older Beavers you can add an element of competition if you wish - who can do the most ___ in 2 minutes?
- keeping fit
- Fitness - Heartbeat