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Warm-up comes first!

Proper warm-up is essential to Monkey Moves play. Maximize your Monkey Moves success with the guide below. Ensure the safety of yourself and others by doing these six warm-up stretches before you even begin playing.

This game requires physical activity; use caution during play.

• Clear the play area before playing.

• Warm up before playing. For a complete warm-up, use the guide below.

• Use parental supervision for children under age 8.

• If you feel that any move is unsafe for you or any other participant, discard the move from the deck.

• Do not play if you are sick, dizzy, injured, intoxicated, or suffering from any other condition that may inhibit you from safely attempting these moves. 

Warm-Up

20 Jumping Jacks

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Clap your hands at the top, and bring your arms  to your sides at the bottom.

Jog in Place for 30 seconds

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Get your heart pumping! Lift your knees up, or kick your bum for an extra challenge.

10 Toe Touches

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Keep your legs straight and let your head hang while reaching for your toes.

5 Side Lunges

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Take a wide stance, bend one knee, and reach to one side. Hold for 5 seconds on each side.

Shoulders and Neck

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Pull your arm across your chest, and lean your head to one side. Hold for 10, then switch sides.

Wrists

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Place your palms together, open like a book, and place your palms on the floor. Gently press into your palms.

Active warm-ups are engaging and effective! Adding an animal movement such as a "bear crawl" or "duck walk" to your stretching routine is a fun and silly way to get everyone ready for Monkey Moves.