Chiquita and I had a chance to check our Intermountain Health Care's new instacare and specialty clinic and learn a little about our bodies at their Explorium, a carnival style event. They had lots of games to get kids (and adults) moving and learning about their body, not to mention sweet swag and yummy treats.
I got thinking how much fun it would be to recreate an event like this, any age would love it. So here's a round up of activities based on some of those we did today:
Fitness Dice: Talk about why exercise is important and get bodies moving with these DIY giant dice from Growing a Jeweled Rose or buy an already made set.
Giant Operation Table: You could play the classic game, orA if you're motivated make your own.
Inflatable Lungs: The Explorium had huge inflatable lungs you could stand in, but you could make a cool homemade model lung from recyclables that really demonstrates how the human lungs and diaphragm work! There's a fancier store-bought version too of course.
Whack a Snack: Again, at the event they had an actual arcade style game. At home you could check out this free online game of Whack-a-Snack (available in Spanish too!) from Nourish Interactive and talk about healthy eating.
Skin Safe Photo Booth: This might be the easiest to recreate. Participants dress up in funny sunglasses and silly hats. You can have a chat about why wearing these protect our skin from the sun.
Water Bottle Ring Toss: They had 4 foot tall water bottle cardboard cut-outs and hula hoops for rings. You could make a miniature version with real water bottles and paper plate rings. A great reminder that we need to drink lots of water to stay healthy.
A yummy fresh-fruit Yogurt Parfait (like we ate) is a perfect way to end this "Body Tour".