Ten-penny pickup is an easy fitness activity for kids that teaches them to use their toes in a whole new way. Once you toss these pennies, the race is on!
What You'll Need:
- 10 pennies
- Small box or bowl
- Pencil or pen
- Stopwatch or clock
How to Play Ten-Penny Pickup:Step 1: Hold 10 pennies in your hand, and softly scatter them just a few feet in front of you. See how fast you can gather the pennies and drop them in the box or bowl. Write down your time.
Step 2: Now repeat the process. But this time, gather them with your toes before dropping them in the bowl or box. How long did that take?
Step 3: Want a few more choices? Try picking up the pennies with only your right hand. Now, only your left hand.
Step 4: Don't forget to wash your hands after you have finished playing. Coins are valuable, but they are not very clean!
For extra fun, invite a friend to play with you, and see who's the penny pickup champion.
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