Kid Fit Move: Silly Squat


Lots of giggles can be had while making your lower body strong. The Silly Squat works your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus maximus (two words kids love saying).

How to do it:
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and push your hips back pretending to sit on a chair. Hold it and then stand up. Be sure knees do not extend over toes.

Add the silliness by pretending that the chair is super hot and “Ouch!” burns your gluteus maximus. Then pretend the chair has ice cream on it and “Yikes” is so cold! Get creative about what’s on the chair: ice cubes, ants, or whatever your kids suggest.

Repetitions: See how many your child can do properly and then set a goal. Try to challenge them by doing one or two more the next time.

Extra challenge: Perform the Silly Squat pretending the chair is “Just Right.” See how long you can sit in your pretend chair. Make it a contest.

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