We have been working hard all month long as we joined Go Red for Women! This is the last week for us to share our Healthy Heart Fun with you for Week 4. This week as we focused also on The Great Backyard Bird Count we ventured out for our exercise and counting. However we couldn’t help but think of a bird who’s always at our home… BIG BIRD.
I opened up my email from Let’s Move to discover that Mrs. Obama has teamed up with Big Bird to talk about a healthy lifestyle. Here’s an adorable video of the two of them as she coaches Big Bird to “Get Moving Every Single Day”!
Here’s the Thank you letter from Big Bird to Mrs. Obama that your kids might enjoy too!
We were motivated to get moving and decided to start off with a Sesame Street Style Dance Party. We found some of our favorite songs here. An afternoon dance session really can get your heart moving!
- Elmo’s Dance Party from Sesame Street .org
- Sesame Street Dance Music from Spotify
- Exercise Fun Videos with Sesame Street on Sesame Street.org
We made a big bird craft to go along with our exercise, it just make it more fun to have him with us! We even did a little relay race with him outside one day like we did with our hearts. We also had a little fit club of Sesame Street Characters come join us at the Get Moving Club!
I was researching ways to create some visual games for my kids to go along with this and discovered the160 Pages of Healthy Habits for Life Free Printable Packet provided from Sesame Street. We have printed several pages from it for our workouts and fun this week! I really encourage you to use it with your child. We we were researching we also found some more fun Healthy Sesame Street Printables & Resources.
- Healthy Habits Main page with Resources from Sesame Street
- Move Together Anywhere Printables from Sesame Street
- Printables for Sesame Street on PBS Kids.org
- Fit for Kids at WebMD
Sesame Street Movement Games for Mommy and Me
- Play Elmo Says
- Parachute fun with Sesame Street Characters..sheets work too
- Let’s Move
- Sesame Street Character Bowling- use the printables from pbskids.org
- Big Bird Tummy Time-lay on your belly and then hold up her arms and legs like superman or “a bird that’s flying” for one minute
Let’s Move Hangout with Mrs. Obama
On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
For a chance to join the Hangout with the First Lady, share your thoughts and questions on raising healthier families and communities on the Let’s Move YouTube channel by Thursday, February 28, 2013: http://youtube.com/letsmove
Then tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let’s Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th.
RSVP to event HERE
What would you ask Mrs. Obama?
Of course a day is not complete without a big bird snack!
|Image Source & recipe from Kitchen fun with My 3 Sons|