Make a List

Lists can help keep your schedule more organized as you balance family, work, and everything in between. While grocery lists and meal plans can guide healthy and budget-friendly meals for your week, a list of your family’s favorite activities can motivate your family to get moving.


Get your family together and make a list of activities that everyone can enjoy. For example, your list might include softball, going for a bike ride, tag, or a game of basketball. Put your list on the refrigerator. Plan the days you are going to do each activity. Make the commitment to try at least one activity together this week!


Here’s a list of activity ideas to help get you started:

  • Everyday Activities
    • Playing outside
    • Helping with chores around the house
    • Picking up toys
    • Walking
  • Active Aerobic Activities
    • Playing basketball
    • Playground games
    • Swimming
    • Jumping rope
    • Biking
  • Flexibility and Strength Activities
    • Stretching
    • Practicing yoga
    • Practicing martial arts
    • Doing push-ups
    • Monkey bars
  • Everyday Activities for the Entire Family
    • Playing soccer
    • Throwing a frisbee
    • Dance party
    • Grocery shopping
    • Washing the car
    • Walking the dog


For even more activities to do with your children, visit


What will you add to your activity list?

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