Supporting Children During the Corona Crisis

Due to our emergency experience worldwide we know how to support children and their families in difficult times. Now, children all over the world are facing anxiety and uncertainty due to the coronavirus and its restrictive measures. To help these children, we have adjusted our TeamUp activities to fit their needs. Will you join TeamUp at Home week 5?

TeamUp at Home - 01. Check-in

Gather everyone with you special TeamUp yell and greet each other with an elbow box. Show the rest how you’re feeling: thumbs up, thumbs down or in the middle. Start off with giving each other a compliment or thanking them for joining.

TeamUp at Home - 02. Handwash

What is extra important these days? Washing your hands, that’s right!

TeamUp at Home - 03. Warming-up: Count 10

Change every 10 seconds the warming-up exercise. Be creative and have everyone chose an exercise!

TeamUp at Home – 04. Pion Dodge Ball

Play this game with two or in two teams. Grab a ball or make a ball out of rolled plastic bags. Both take three things that you can knock over with the ball (for example: pawns, plastic cups or toys). Each of you places these 3 objects on their own side of the room, with some space between the objects. Try to kick the objects of the other person with the ball while playing football. Who is the first to knock over all the objects of the other? Make the game more difficult by turning around and playing soccer backwards.

TeamUp at Home – 05. Keep your Cool

Play this game in pairs. You’ll try to keep your face very still (with your eyes open) and the other person tries to make you laugh without touching you. You should try not to laugh. How long can you resist laughing? Switch turns. Who can stay cool the longest? Make it more difficult to make someone laugh with multiple people at once or by not talking. 

TeamUp at Home – 06.Crab Football

This is a different way to play football but engages your core muscles! You are not allowed to walk (standing), but move forward like crabs. (belly up, back to the ground). Shoot the ball in the opponent’s goal.

TeamUp at Home – 07. Catch Ball

Play this game in pairs. Grab either a pan (or something else to catch a ball with) and a small ball. The ball can also be a rolled up plastic bag. Place the ball in the pan and try to throw it to the other person from here. The other person catches the ball with the pan. Can you throw the ball to each other 10 times in a row? Make it harder by turning around and throwing the ball over your head.

TeamUp at Home- 08. Cooling-down: Tai Chi

Find some space and put your feet apart. Follow the movements in the video. Breathe in and out well during the movements. This way you will feel completely relaxed again.

TeamUp at Home – 09. Check-out

Let’s chill out, sing a song, share what you liked and didn’t like today during  TeamUp at Home. Don’t forget to thank each other. And last but not least, don’t forget to wash your hands again.

TeamUp at Home – 10. Let’s have a drink

Why not stay together a little longer a draw about the TeamUp at Home session. Prepare a snack, tea, juice or water. Have some paper, colored markers or crayons. Let’s draw a billboard: 
1. What you liked about the session
2. What you didn’t like about the session
3. An idea of game for the next TeamUp at Home session 
4. A wish for tomorrow during your day at home.
Share your drawings with each other! In TeamUp we care and listen to each other.