Soccer

Did you know September is National Youth Soccer Month? Children of all ages can practice basic soccer skills, and school-aged children can join a local team. They may even enjoy playing a casual game with their friends and neighbors! Here are a few soccer fundamentals your children can practice. Children that are too young to … Read More


Baseball and Softball

Did you know September is Little League Month? Little League is an organization for youth baseball and softball. Baseball and softball are great sports for children of all ages to try, even if they’re not on an organized team. Younger children can learn basic physical skills such as running, catching, and throwing. Whether you simply … Read More


Yoga

Did you know September is National Yoga Awareness Month? When many people think of yoga, they think of a good way to wind down and stretch after a long day. While yoga is certainly a great way to improve your flexibility, it can also be a challenging workout! Yoga comes in many forms, from “yin” (where … Read More


Grow a Family Garden

Gardening is a great activity to do as a family all year long. Between digging, pulling weeds, raking, and other tasks, gardening is undoubtedly hard physical work! Not only is gardening a great physical activity, but it also allows you to grow fresh fruits and vegetables. Your children having a hand in growing their own … Read More


Child’s Play

Spending time with your children is a great way to show them you love them and care about their interests. Sometimes, children may have a hard time expressing themselves through conversations and answering questions like “how was your day?” Participating in your children’s activities and hobbies with your children can help you connect with and relate … Read More


Bowling

Did you know that National Bowling Day is every year on the second Saturday in August? This year, National Bowling Day falls on August 12, which is tomorrow! Bowling is a unique sport that you can comfortably play on hot summer days or chilly winter days since you play inside at a bowling alley. It … Read More


Mother May I?

“Mother May I?” may sound like just a child’s question, but it’s also a fun game for young children that gets them moving! You need at least 3 players to play “Mother May I?” One player is the mother while the rest of the players are the children. The mother and the children should stand opposite … Read More


Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag has been a popular game for decades. It’s a great game to play after school or on the weekends with the whole family. Try inviting another family to play with you to get a bigger group together. You’ll have so much fun you may forget you’re exercising! To start, find somewhere to play … Read More


Duck, Duck, Goose

Duck, Duck, Goose is similar to tag, but on a smaller scale. It helps children get their heart rate up in the context of a game rather than organized sports. These things make it great physical activity for younger children! You can play at the park, in your yard, or even inside.   Ideally, you’ll … Read More


Dance Creation

Dancing is a great way for children to be creative while they exercise. Not only is it fun, but you can do it anywhere without any equipment. You can even dance with your children and make it into a family activity!   This is a fun aerobic activity you can do with children as a family. Use … Read More


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