Yes, I know. “Stop, Drop, and Roll” is what you are supposed to do if you ever catch on fire: Running only fans the flames and makes them burn hotter. Rolling on the ground or in the dirt helps to smother the fire and put it out.
But “Stop, Drop, and Roll” is also a great way to get some exercise.
To play, you’ll need a pair of dice and a set of exercise cards (see printable at end of post) or a list of exercises: push ups, sit ups, lunges, squats, jumping jacks, windmills, etc.
The first person in line draws a card (or calls out a move), then drops to his knees and rolls the dice. Whatever number he rolls is the number of reps everybody must do of the move he named.
Once that set has been completed, everyone stops, and the dice are passed to the next person in line, who chooses an exercise, drops to her knees, and rolls to see how many reps the whole group will do that time.
Continue play until all the exercises have been done and/or all the kids have had a turn choosing moves and rolling dice.
For more fun ideas for getting fit as a family, check out my book, Get Up & Go: