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It’s day two of BCB Spirit Week: DRESS LIKE YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM! We’re all missing our favorite sports right now. From NCAA March Madness, the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, NBA Championship Playoffs, and the start of baseball season—this time of year is normally sports heaven. With all of our teams benched due to COVID-19, we want to show them all how much we love and support them. Along with BCB Spirit, we’re today asking you to show your favorite TEAM SPIRIT! We rounded up some awesome activities to do with your kiddos today!
Make sure to share your spirit on Instagram! Tag @bumpclubandbeyond #BCBSpiritWeek PLUS tag your favorite team, for the chance to be featured AND to win awesome prizes. Spread the word and let your friends know!
Try and find the sports in all your meals today! Turn your pancakes into basketballs or baseballs, make some cupcakes and add a couple pretzels and an upside down chocolate chip to the top for a hockey-themed snack or turn your sandwich lunch into an easy football!
Take the theme all the way and give yourself a dinner break tonight! Serve something easy (and on theme!). Hot dogs, burgers, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, and other stadium favorites. Pop a classic game on the TV (see below) and have a family game night!
In addition to setting up some at-home sports arenas for modified games of hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer and more — here are a few easy and fun agility games you can set up quickly for your sports-loving kiddos to try:
Keep the Balloon (or ball) Up: Have your kids use their hands to keep a balloon or ball afloat. How long can they keep the balloon off the ground?
Animal Walk: Inside or out, encourage your child to slither like a snake, hop like a frog, gallop like a horse, or walk like a bear on all fours. Bonus – work on animal sounds at the same time!
Hopscotch: Use sidewalk chalk for outside or painter’s tape for inside and set up a hopscotch! Use rolled up socks or bean bags instead of rocks inside.
Four Square: Use sidewalk chalk, or the cracks in your driveway to set up a family tournament of your favorite game.
Balance Beam: Use painter’s tape inside to set up a special balance beam! Encourage your child to walk forwards, backwards, and sideways. For more fun, add different lines, including semi-circles or zigzags to add a bit more of a challenge.
Obstacle Course: Create one in the backyard and time your kids to go through them. Have them compete against each other for the best time. Whoever wins gets extra dessert tonight!
Ball-Themed Alphabet Activity: Kick the Cup Check out this educational and movement based game.
Have your kiddos pick their favorite sports and grab some supplies around the house to come up with some new sports-themed arts and crafts projects. Here are a few to get you started:
This fingerprint baseball is a fun way to get littles involved in crafting! BONUS to include your favorite team’s colors. Once the season gets underway you can use this to root root root at the ballgame!
Hang this football wind catcher out to see it blow in the spring winds!
Celebrate your love of hockey with these sticks and ‘pucks.’
Practice stitching with this lacing baseball.
Try this Olympic medal to bring out your true champion!
READ BOOKS ABOUT SPORTS
Round-up some of your favorite sports books from the bookshelf and make it a day of reading all about sports! During this time inside, many libraries are offering free access to online e-books so download some to your tablet or phone! You can also check out getepic.com for thirty days free! Here are a few ideas:
Coach Hyatt is a Riot, by Dan Gutman
Players in Pigtails, by Shana Corey
Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics, by National Geographic Kids
Dream Big, by Deloris Jordan
Sports Illustrated Kids Slam Dunk!: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Basketball, by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who Basketball, by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book, by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Dino-Soccer by Lisa Wheeler
The NHL is making all games played during the suspended 2019-2020 regular season available to stream on demand. Additionally the league launched “NHL Pause Binge” on its website and YouTube channel, allowing fans to view documentaries and “full-length classic NHL games dating from the 1950s to present day.”
If it’s sports history you crave, PBS announced that it is making the 1994 Ken Burns documentary Baseball available to be streamed for free.
Make sure you’re sharing your spirit on Instagram! Tag @bumpclubandbeyond #BCBspiritweek AND your favorite sports team to let them know you love them, for the chance to be featured and to win some awesome BCB goodies and prizes!
Join us again TOMORROW for WACKY WEDNESDAY! From hair, to clothes, makeup, and anything that you think is totally wacky—we want to see it! Tune in tomorrow morning for more! For the FULL SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE CLICK HERE.
Stay tuned for for more the Bump Club and Beyond Team. We’ll be providing you many ideas for things to do over the next few weeks when we’re home with our kids right here. Check it out for ways to keep busy, Amazon Prime haul for keeping kids entertained, 101 Movies for Parents, online activities, virtual fitness and MORE! We’ll be updating our ideas for you and your family daily.