HealthWorks! At Home: Healthy Lungs

HealthWorks! At Home: Healthy Lungs


Family/Class Activity

1: Healthy Lung Challenge
Get two balloons and put tiny holes in one of them (fingernail clips or scissors work well). Have two people blow up the balloons and see which one inflates faster and holds air longer.

2: Lung Demonstration Craft
If you have all of the materials handy (tape, paper, plastic sandwich bags, and straws) then you can make this neat lung demonstration at home. Click the picture below for easy, step-by-step directions:

Physical Activity

“When you are physically active, your heart and lungs work harder to supply the additional oxygen your muscles demand. Just like regular exercise makes your muscles stronger, it also makes your lungs and heart stronger.”
Let’s get those lungs stronger, here’s today’s exercise:
· 10 stride jumps
· 10 elbow-to-knees
· 10 bear hugs
Follow along in the video above, or create your own exercises!


Watch the video below and then take this quiz!