Hop, Skip, Jump with Sidewalk Games

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

Mirror Me is a game in which one player follows another’sMirror me stencil 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:

  1. Players decide who will be the leader.
  2. Both players start with their feet on the feet in the center of their circle.
  3. The leader starts by stepping on one of the surrounding shapes. The other player then steps on the same shape in their circle.
  4. 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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April's Feature Recipe

Dark brown bowl of black bean hummus

Black Bean Hummus

Bursting with flavor, this dip makes a filling snack. A little like bean dip, a little like hummus, black bean hummus is great for vegetables and whole-grain crackers. 

In the Kitchen with CNP

Every month on Facebook, CNP focuses on a different food. This month, CNP is sharing lentil facts, recipes, and more. Check out In the Kitchen with CNP to learn more!

* The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is funded by USDA SNAP-Ed and EFNEP. SNAP-Ed assists individuals and families who receive, or are eligible to receive, benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). EFNEP assists families and youth with limited resources  in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets and contributes to their personal development and the improvement of total family diet and nutritional welfare. Visit our income-qualification page to learn more. 

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This material was funded by USDA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program-EFNEP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Issued in furtherance of extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kelly Crane, Director, University of Wyoming Extension, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Extension, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071.

The University of Wyoming is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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