Experience the joys of summer and get the kids up and moving with these five fun exercise ideas! Unlock the physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities for your family!
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It’s summertime and the living is easy. It’s also the perfect time to get your kids out of the house and moving. But with so many activities to choose from, it can be tough to decide on the best way for your kids to get active.
Well, you’re in luck! Here are five fun exercise ideas for kids to get active this summer and reap the benefits of physical activity.
1. Hiking — Turn it into a nature scavenger hunt!
Hiking is a great way for your kids to get active, explore nature, and enjoy quality time with family. Add a little competitive fun by turning the hike into a nature scavenger hunt. Have your kids keep an eye out for leaves, birds, or other natural objects. To make the game even more challenging, give your kids a list of certain items they need to find. Not only will it encourage your kids to be active, but it’ll also give them the opportunity to connect with nature and use their senses to seek out different objects.
2. Outdoor sports
Summer is a great time to play a variety of sports with friends, especially if you have a backyard or some access to a larger open field. Football, soccer, badminton, frisbee and a multitude of other sports could be great options to get your kids up and moving. It’s also a great way to socialize with the other kids, especially for those who may be “sports challenged”.
3. Swimming and Water Activities