Memorial Day marked the unofficial kickoff to summer. With warmer weather and sunny days ahead, kids are itching to get outside and play. Games for kids look different with social distancing measures in place, but families can still enjoy outdoor fun. We’ve rounded up our favorite games that are sunshine approved and promote physical activity.
The NFL combine is a test of pure athleticism and mental prowess—who is the strongest, fastest, and smartest in the pool of potential athletes in the draft class. Have your kids dig out their favorite jersey, and run a mini-combine outside.
Connecting with others while social distancing requires a dose of creativity. Instead of hand-clapping games, show someone you care about that you are thinking about them while getting physical activity.
When it comes to exercise for kids, it’s all about making fitness fun. The animal kingdom is a great resource to turn to for inspiration. Kids use their imagination to unleash their inner animal and improve strength, flexibility, and mobility. Try it with your child—you'll get a workout too!
Reading aloud to children is proven to have social, emotional, and behavioral benefits. Storytime is also an opportunity to incorporate physical activity into your child’s day. Plus, adding movement to storytime may get your child excited about reading.
Kids make great workout partners. Exercising with your child is a great way to set an example about the importance of physical activity. Take your workout outside to enjoy the summer weather. While you're spreading your passion for fitness, you’ll also get to spend quality time with your kids.
Rainy days mean you have to take your play indoors. Keep your kids engaged and moving inside with an active scavenger hunt. The goal of the game is to not only find the items on the list, but also to follow specific instructions for each item found. Your child will compete in a game of freeze dance, test his or her balance and coordination while juggling socks, and so much more.
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