Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s time to get our kids up off the couch, away from the video games and tv, and get them outside and active again. It’s recommended that kids spend at least 60 minutes being active every day. It can be difficult to rebuild better habits, so I want to share easy ways to keep your kids active when the weather outside is nice.
- Go on a Hike – My family is blessed to live in the North Georgia Mountains. There are hiking trails galore, and trails for every level of ability. We love finding new trails to hike, and when we do it as a family, it makes it that much better. Do an online search of your area to find trails, paths, and more that you and your kids can hike together. Taking a nature walk is an excellent way to keep your kids unplugged from their phones and plugged into nature. If you need some hiking gear, check out these promo codes from LL Bean to save money on everything you’ll need to make every hike memorable.
- Create an Obstacle Course – This is always so much fun. Using everyday household items, you can set up the perfect obstacle course for your kids to run and climb through. Jump through hula hoops, crawl under broomsticks, cycle around chairs, carry canned goods through a relay race… the possibilities are endless. Let your creative juices flow and turn your backyard into everyone’s favorite obstacle course.
- Go Fly a Kite – the weather in Spring is typically perfect for kite flying. Make homemade kites from items you have at home, or check out these Kitty Hawk Kites coupons and deals and save 20% or more on your order.
- Have a Scavenger Hunt – This might take a little work, but I promise it will be so worth it! Your kids will love going on a treasure hunt. Look up ideas online, hide items around your home and yard, write up clues, and get your kids ready for the hunt! This is such a great way to keep kids active!
- Try Geocaching – If you haven’t gone geocaching yet, now is the perfect time to do it! Just use your GPS, phone, or whatever navigational technique you want to use to hide and seek containers that are put in specific locations marked by their specific coordinates all over the world. Most of the time, the geocaches we’ve found have contained items for trading. It’s like a modern day scavenger or treasure hunt. My kids love keeping the little treasures they find and leaving new treasures for anyone else who comes along.
Those are just a few of the ways you can keep your kids healthy and active all Spring long. If you have any more ideas, I’d love to hear them!