Family Fun Physical Activity
Physical Activity Calendar
Every bit of physical activity adds up to reach your weekly goal. Take advantage of the time you have with your family to be active. Create a calendar with a week of physical activity ideas for the whole family.
- Make it a Family Event. Have a family discussion and make your kids part of the decision making process. Ask them what ideas they have for family activities. Pick times that work best for you whole family.
- Being Active at Work. Develop an active work routine that works best with your schedule. Go for a walk during lunch or when you have a break. Take the stairs whenever you can, it will increase your daily activity and not take any extra time!
Physical activity is good fun for the whole family. Active games allow kids to be active and get positive experiences with physical activity. Try some of these activities with your family:
- Balloon volleyball
What you need: String, Balloons
Description: Put a piece of string across the room (about head height). Divide half the players to either side. One side will hit the balloon over the string and the other side must return the balloon without letting the balloon touch the ground.
- Rock Paper Scissors Tag Description: The game is played with the same concept as "Rock, Paper, Scissors". Players will meet in the middle and play "Rock, Paper, Scissors". The winner chases the other player back to the designated safe zone behind each player. If that player is tagged before they can reach the safe zone, they join the other side and continue playing.
- Target Practice What you need: Targets (cups, paper plates or anything else that isn't fragile) and items to throw (rolled socks or other soft items).
Description: Hang up or place targets around a certain area. This is a good opportunity to have kids create their own targets as an extra activity before the game. Make sure any items that can break are moved out of the playing area. Use rolled up socks to try and hit the target. Hit the target, and move farther away. This game is great for building hand-eye coordination for younger kids.
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“Growing up, I remember my parents playing with me after school until dinner was ready. That taught me the importance of staying active and spending time with the family. Seeing my two boys playing at the park or playing in the house makes me feel good. I know that being active is important and that they are learning healthy habits that will last a lifetime.”
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