I noticed that the kids who participated were hesitant at first but once they got involved they didn't stop moving. The majority of the children would run from one activity to the next. One girl went through the obstacle course about 25 times and numerous other children went through it multiple times.
Many were reluctant to do the tire flip because they thought it would be to heavy for them. Boy were they wrong. They were able to do it and with some encouragement and positive reinforcement conquered the tire flip. The look on their faces once they flipped it over was priceless and their confidence soared. They were ready to do it again.
I could tell that some kids had not done much physical activity and that many of the activities were difficult for them. However that didn't stop many of them from coming back and doing things over and over. Many children who finished the obstacle talked about how tired they were from just going through it one time but that didn't stop them from doing it again.
The fact that you are making exercise and fitness fun is so important. Giving the kids a challenge and then seeing them complete that challenge was amazing. They were so proud of themselves.
Many Kids today need the extra help to get and stay active. I had an incredible day helping you and these kids. The smiles and energy were amazing.
While we often view Play.Fit.Fun through the child's eyes, we have had excellent feedback from our volunteers. Below is one such example of this:
- Kelly R