The rain certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of our Adventure Kids today. It was a great session, even though it was wet that didn’t matter. We started with our JuJu warm up ( always fun ) there was a lot of running around in circles today and just as the kids were comfortable going one way, the direction would change ( the kids never knew when juju would say switch) there was lots of laughs and a few dizzy heads! The ninja style balance exercises were next with all the kids balancing with style today!
JuJu set up some hoops in a line along the fire road and showed the kids how to run through them keeping their feet light and tap, tap, tapping through them. We had lots of fun going through the hoops and trying to keep our steps light and not to hit any along the way. We did forward steps while running & sideways steps and the kids were great at this and loved the challenge but the parents thought they were the best! The kids worked on speed after this, going from one cone to the next sprinting and then recovering at a slower pace and then sprinting again. They were super speedy today! & juju happy to see training paying off.
We headed into the woods after this and ran around trying to catch JuJu but he was too fast for everyone today and nobody managed to get him….Mr. Speedy in the woods!!
The kids worked on some jumping skills after this, working on running through the forest and over three jumps along the way. They always love the jumps as do the mums and dads!
By now the kids were nicely warmed up and then was relay time. This is always a favourite for the kids and they ran their hearts out. This is when their competitive sides come through! After this we went up the fire road and had a go at JuJu’s tug of war rope. It is always great fun. He says no one can win but everyone gets mighty competitive and pulls like mad! After this we needed to shake out our arms and all the kids started to swim slowly at first and then the SHARK appeared again and they speeded up, faster and faster says juju! and then they did the back stroke and they lost that nasty shark! Phew!!
Off we went up the fire road again and we met the big pile of stone.….it has been eroded over the last few weeks! JuJu showed the kids how to run up the side, without using their hands and then how to tap tap tap their way down the other side. It got interesting when the kids got to the top and had to make an animal noise with actions and it got REALLY interesting when the parents joined in…we had a great laugh.
As if that wasn’t enough, we ran through the trails and then did some sprints up hill and skipping downhill. The kids were all great at the skipping, the mums were great at the skipping, the Dad’s not so great with the skipping but got it in the end.
AND THEN a river-dip in the rain! What better way to finish a juju session. The kids just don’t feel the cold or the rain, they loved the river in the rain and it was lovely to see it!!
Another great Adventure Kids session with some wonderful kids.