Grade level: K-4
Game Description: Heart Smart ties together health smarts with physical activity (both are obviously important for everyone so why not give it a try!) It’s a quick game that can be used as a warm-up or movement break. A good test to see how well one knows what’s good for the heart and what’s not so good…
How To Play:
- Can be played in the classroom, gym, outside, or anywhere really.
- Players spread out to give some personal space.
- Leader (usually the teacher) calls out different things that are either good for the heart or bad for the heart.
- If the thing called out is something good for the heart, then the players must perform some action (example: tuck jumps).
- If the thing called out is something bad for the heart, the players don’t do anything.
- Some examples of things good for heart: walking, running, rowing, vitamins, vegetables, sports, fruits, dancing, etc.
- Some examples of things bad for heart: smoking, drugs, tv, couch, steroids, fast food, pepsi, etc.
- Some examples of actions: push-ups, high-kicks, running on the spot, jumping jacks, squats, knee-ups, etc.