Heart Smart

Grade level: K-4
Equipment: None
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:

  1. Can be played in the classroom, gym, outside, or anywhere really.
  2. Players spread out to give some personal space.
  3. Leader (usually the teacher) calls out different things that are either good for the heart or bad for the heart.
  4. If the thing called out is something good for the heart, then the players must perform some action (example: tuck jumps).
  5. If the thing called out is something bad for the heart, the players don’t do anything.
  6. Some examples of things good for heart: walking, running, rowing, vitamins, vegetables, sports, fruits, dancing, etc.
  7. Some examples of things bad for heart: smoking, drugs, tv, couch, steroids, fast food, pepsi, etc.
  8. Some examples of actions: push-ups, high-kicks, running on the spot, jumping jacks, squats, knee-ups, etc.

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