Monday, August 29, 2011

Exercise is Cool!

Run so fast,
have a blast,
skip and jump and play.
Have some fun
in the sun,
get moving every day.
 Kick a ball,
big or small,
throw it to a friend.
Move around,
touch the ground,
stretch and twist and bend.
 Ride a bike,
take a hike,
jump into a pool.
Swing and slide,
play outside,
exercise is cool!
Connie Arnold, 2011

Summer is nearing an end and schools are starting up again. We still need to encourage children to get exercise, stressing the fun in it while keeping their bodies healthy. 

Hope you enjoy this little poem and the photos of my grandsons having fun and getting exercise! If you'd like to read another poem I shared earlier with this same theme, see Get Moving!

What are some of your favorite active children's games?


Janet Johnson said...

What a fun poem, and I loved the pictures that went with them. :)

I agree . . . and I could use some of that exercise stuff, too. ;)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. love the thoughts - we were just always outside .. running or bicycling the exuberance off!

A great walk in the woods preferably or down little lanes .. and riding our bikes - your grandsons have the right idea ...

Thanks - love this .. cheers Hilary

Janet Ann Collins said...

Great post, Connie. When I was a kid we got a lot of exercise running all over the neighborhood while pretending to be various characters and creatures. It's too bad most kids don't have the freedom to do that today.

Bill Kirk said...

Way cool, Connie. Great pics to accompany. I think this jivey little poem could have legs---perfect for an exercise campaign in school or just in general.

BarbaraB said...

Very cool poem, Connie. Reminds me of my growing-up days in the country.

Magic Carpet of 16x Books said...

Great motivational rhyme for kids. Fun too!!

Thanks mate.

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Unknown said...

Wonderful, and what an unbelievably important topic! Spot on, Connie!

Donna McDine said...

Terrific poem and photos. Thanks for sharing!

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Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wonderful post, Connie! I loved it when my daughter acted out songs when she was little. Last year she started learning American Sign Language...She now signs current songs. It is just beautiful to watch.

Susan Fields said...

I love your poem! My kids are usually running for their cross country teams or playing soccer, but they love a good game of Capture the Flag or Flashlight Freeze Tag when they get a group together.

T. Powell Coltrin said...

The poem makes me happy. The photos make me say aww.