Cent$ible Nutrition News • April 2021 • Volume 24 | Number 7
The weather is getting nicer, the days longer, and summer is around the corner. Now is a good time to think about your physical activity habits and maybe give them a boost. Doing things like workout videos, simple circuits, and playing together as a family are all ways to stay socially distant and be active.
One of the ways the Cent$ible Nutrition Program likes to stay active is with sidewalk games. In several communities around Wyoming, we have worked with our local partners to put sidewalk stencils at parks, schools, daycare centers, Extension offices, and even downtown. You can make your own sidewalk games with chalk or sidewalk paint- here is one of our favorites!
Mirror Me is a game in which one player follows another’s actions. To make a Mirror Me game, draw two, 3-4 foot wide circles across from one another. Inside each circle, draw a pair of feet in the center, drawing them so the pairs of feet face each other. In one circle, draw 6 different shapes around the feet (star, square, heart, triangle, diamond, flower, etc.). In the other circle, draw the same shapes, but make sure they mirror the first circle. To play:
- Players decide who will be the leader.
- Both players start with their feet on the feet in the center of their circle.
- The leader starts by stepping on one of the surrounding shapes. The other player then steps on the same shape in their circle.
- The leader then steps on the first shape again and adds another. The second player follows. The game continues with the leader adding a new step to the pattern each time until one of them can’t follow the pattern, then they switch leaders.
For more stencil games, visit our stencil page.
Watch how to play!
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