Kids Gym – Shut the Box Fitness Dice

For our Kids Gym, we’re always thinking up new ways to make fitness more game-like. Kids are building habits and learning how to discipline themselves, and bringing a little fun to something difficult can make all the difference. Heck, it can make all the difference with adults, too.

How To Play

Each day of exercise, each child rolls 2 six-sided dice to determine which exercises they will do. Each child rolls for their own work out and for each exercise/box. They can add dice together or use them separately each time. The goal is not to have to re-roll the die/dice to match a remaining exercise in a box. For the first roll in which the child cannot select an exercise because the numbers left in the box are not the same as the die or dice they rolled, they must do 10 push ups. For each additional roll they do until they match the die/dice to an exercise left in the box, they must do 5 butterfly sit ups. When they have a 3 options left, they can pick rather than roll.


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They roll for 2 exercises in each of boxes 1,2,4 and 1 exercise in each of boxes 3,5. Total of 8 exercises for the day. They do the exercises in box order (1-5) and mark them off. Also list the weight, tube color, bench/box height used next to the exercise. They do all 8 exercises for the day. Keep the paper to use on following training until they have rolled/completed all exercises. Modify the exercises where needed for ability and equipment.


As with any exercise program, always review it with your doctor. If you haven’t trained for a while, start out slow and go easy. If at any time you feel you are exercising beyond your current fitness abilities, or you feel discomfort, pain, dizziness, or nausea, you should discontinue exercising immediately. You are responsible for exercising within your limits.

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