Defeat the Dice

January 17

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Defeat the dice 

Equipment needed

  • • 2 dice (though you can use 1 dice twice if you need to)
  • • Pen
  • • Paper
  • • Floor space
  • • 2 tinned cans / remote controls

Aim of the game:

The first person to 30, 40 or 50 (you decide on how much time you have) points wins. 

 

Dice 1

This dice reflects either how many repetitions you must complete; or how many seconds you must hold it for. It is up to you as a family which way you decide to play, or you might mix it up depending on the exercise you are given. 

This dice is also your point decider, if you roll a 1, you get 1 point after completing the activity, if you roll a 6 you get 6 points after completing the activity and so on.

 

Dice 2

Each number reflects the activity you must either hold or complete repetitions (as per dice 1). 

 

The exercises – make sure all obstacles are out of the way and you have plenty of space.

  1. 1. Squat / squat hold

Children: have a family member stand in front of you, holding your hands for stability. 

Grownups: Perform the exercise whilst giving a child a piggy back.

Posture: Legs shoulder width apart, toes forwards, squat, bottom backwards, back straight, back to standing. 

If doing the hold, lower so knees are at a right angle and hold.

 

  1. 2. Press up / half press up hold

Children: Knees on a cushion/carpet on the floor.

Grownups: Feet/knees on a cushion/carpet on the floor. 

Posture: Body straight, arms and hands below shoulders, fingers flat, bend arms, chest touches the floor and straighten. 

If doing the hold, lower to just over the sofa/floor and hold with arms bent.

 

  1. 3. Jumping jacks

Children: Space required

Grownups: Space required, hold tinned cans

Posture: From standing, legs together and arms by side, jump to open legs, arms wide and to shoulder height, jump back to starting position.

 

  1. 4. Half sit ups 

Children/Grownups: Hold each other’s feet.

On your back, knees bent, hands on thighs, slide hands to touch knees and back down.

 

  1. 5. Arm curl

Children: Sitting straight, hold remote controls.

Grownups: Sitting straight, and hold tinned cans.

Hold tinned can/remote control in each hand, arms by side. Bend at elbow so the tins/remote gently touches your shoulder and lower back to starting position.

 

  1. 6. Wild card

Choose any of the exercises above. 

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