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My daughter was watching Zoog Disney one day when I walked into the room and they were showing a game some of the kids had invented for roller blading. I mentally filed it away to use this season . . . you might want to give it a try.
Here's how it works:
Take some 1 liter bottles (5 or 6) and fill them with water. Take some of that velcro with the "sticky" tape on the backside. Cut some velcro strips and tape them to the top of the bottle (4 or 5). Cut the same amount of strips to tape on some wide ribbon (the kind for wrapping presents). Stick the ribbons onto the bottle. Put the bottles on line to form a slalom course that the skaters have to weave through.
The game is to skate down the line of bottles and grab a ribbon off of each bottle as they slalom through the course and race back to the start line for the next skater to go.
The team to finish first wins (grab all the ribbons off the bottles).
This should keep there knees bent and their butt down. Try it and let me know how it works.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|