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Are you looking for ways to keep your kids active? It’s so tempting to allow our kids to stay inside to play video games and watch television, but it’s important for them to get moving! I wanted to share some ways you can keep your kids active around the house.
#1. Have a Dance Party
Nothing gets the body moving faster than a dance party. Plus, your kids will love the fact that they are getting in exercise without even really trying. You can have a freestyle dance party, or you can try and learn a specific dance together.
#2. Set up an Obstacle Course
Putting together an obstacle course is really simple, you just use what you have lying around your home. You can create an indoor obstacle course or put together one outside. Either way, your kids will have a great time completing and competing.
#3. Create a Drum Line
What little person doesn’t like to bang on items? Just like a marching band marches, allow your kids to create a drum line and begin marching around the neighborhood. Anything and everything can be used for drums. Use old pans, sticks, or anything else you can find. The most important thing is that your kids have fun.
#4. Play Silly Games
When it comes to getting active, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Playing silly games with your kids is one way to keep them active. Games like “Follow the Leader” and “Simon Says” are great games that kids of multiple ages can play together. Don’t be afraid to try new games that keep your kids active. You never know which ones they’ll love.
#5. Get Outside
If you can get outside, there are so many things your kids can do to stay active.
- Jump roping
- Running in place
- Playing basketball
- Playing baseball
- Playing Tag
- Red Rover
Getting outside and moving around is smart for kids and adults alike. Not only is the movement good for you, but so is the sunshine. Try a different outdoor activity at least once a week. There’s nothing wrong with a little variety in your life.
Keeping kids active can sometimes seem relentless. The key behind getting kids active is keeping their attention and allowing them to have fun. Forcing them do exercise isn’t nearly as fun as motivating them to go outside with you and play a game of Frisbee.
Lucky for me, both of my boys are pretty active without much prodding from me. They both love to run, ride their bikes, swim, hike and lots of other things. My oldest can actually be found at the dojo at least four times a week working hard towards getting his black belt (which, if all goes well, will be this coming September).
As part of his training, when he needs to run timed miles. The next one he will need to run will be later this month when he tests for his advanced red belt (he’s currently a red belt). Advanced red is his last belt before he starts testing for his black belt. That testing starts, in multiple phases, this summer and when it does, he will have to run his mile several more times.