After a snack and some water, the kids learned how to calculate their resting heart rate with Nurse Linda. They each listened to their heartbeat for 30 seconds, took that number and doubled it. This number is their resting heart rate and for these aged children it should be approximately between 60-90 beats per minute. To burn calories, the ideal heart rate should be double their resting heart rate. (If there are any heart problems then the target heart rate should NOT be double). After a fun game of dodgeball, they took their heart rate again to see if they were close to their target heart rate.
Once the kids were done with the heart rate activity, they did a craft called "Parachute man". There was pre-cut people for the kids to color and then they attached string to one of their people. They then attached that to a plastic bag. They tested their parachutes to see how well they worked.
Next it was lunch time! On the menu today was chicken tenders, macaroni, vegetables, and lemonade.
Then after lunch, the campers identified food groups by coloring a food page. They played a game called "Blast Off". They put in their name and age and the game calculates an appropriate amount of calories they should eat per day. Then, the kids have to pick out food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and an activity to reach their nutrition goal. They also must choose the correct balance of fruits,vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy.
Finally, they wrote their daily reflections and played a game of dodgeball!