Walk It Off
Improve your fitness with this graphing and data activity for your fourth grader. This activity can help you talk about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle as well.
What You Need:
- Butcher paper
What To Do:
- Have your student guess how many steps she takes per school day.
- Give her a pedometer that she can have on her at school.
- Every day after school, have her graph how many steps she takes.
- Graph her activity at home as well.
- Talk about what makes the number of steps different between the days. Does she spend more time walking around and running at school or when she comes home? Make different charts for school and home.
- Talk about living an “active lifestyle.” Chart your activity as well. Challenge yourselves to be more active.
- If you can’t find butcher paper, use a dry erase board and some dry erase markers.
- Challenge your student to see who can take the most steps during one 24-hour period.
- Take the opportunity to go on neighborhood walks with your student.