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It is important that children lead healthier lifestyles and incorporate physical activity into their daily schedules. Recent research has shown that there has been an increase in childhood obesity amongst children. It is therefore paramount, that with the right help, children are encouraged to take part in physical activity through fun games that stimulate both body and mind. Fun games can be accessed easily and can help keep children healthy and active now, in addition to contributing to a more positive attitude towards being physically active later in life. Children also have the opportunity to develop social and motor skills through sport and physical education. This can help to increase levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, which are associated with improving in sport. Below are a range of games that children can take part in with minimal equipment that are easy to set up.

Grandma’s Footsteps

  • Time: 15 min
  • Recommended age: all ages
  • Size of group: it doesn’t matter
  • Equipment: none

Fun, energetic, and stealthy. This Grandma’s Footsteps game is one that has been around for a long time, and one that will continue to be played well into the future.

How to play Grandma’s Footsteps

  • One person is chosen to be the grandma.
  • That person then has to face a wall at one side of the playing area, away from the other players.
  • When the game starts, all the other players have to try and sneak up on grandma without being seen or heard.
  • At random times throughout the game, grandma has to turn around.
  • Any player she sees moving she sends back to the start. She then turns back around and you can start moving towards her again.

How to win Grandmas Footsteps

The winner is the person who reaches grandma first and taps her on the shoulder. This person (whether it’s a boy or girl) is grandma in the next round.

Rules of Grandma’s Footsteps

  • All players must remain as quiet as they can when approaching grandma.
  • If grandma says you’re out, you must go back to the starting line.
  • Grandma can turn around as often as she likes.
  • If she hears a sound, it is advisable for grandma to turn around.
  • If a wall if not available to play with, grandma can simply face away from the other players.
  • This game can be played either indoors or outdoors.

 

Meet Amanda Parker

Amanda Parker started competing in trampoline at the age of 6 and was representing Great Britain by the time she was 16. By 17 she had competed in her first major international event and finished 2nd in the World Age Group Games in 2003. From there, Amanda made vast improvements and became a member of the senior British team representing Great Britain in numerous World Cups and World Championships in individual and synchronized trampoline.

Her biggest achievements to date are being the 2013 World Games Champion and World Champion in synchronised Trampoline with her partner Kat Driscoll. She was the reserve for the London 2012 Games and holds the record for the highest scoring British female internationally. Amanda was ranked 4th individually in Europe in 2012.

Amanda is thankful for all the support she has received to help her to become a World Class trampolinist. Her parents help and support of her dreams continues as they follow her around the world to see her compete. She has a fantastic coaching team at Edgbarrow Trampoline Club and within the Great Britain National Programme to help her reach her full potential. Additionally Amanda is grateful to her sponsor Springfree Trampoline and the funding received through UK Sport that supports her journey on reaching her dream to be an Olympic athlete.

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