Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs is an exciting game you can play inside, and running to get to a chair counts towards your children’s 60 minutes of physical activity! You can play with as many people as you’d like, but you’ll need at least 4 people–1 person to control the music and 3 players. Set out chairs in a circle, … Read More


Simon Says

Simon Says is a great game for kids of all ages because you can include easier or more difficult movements as appropriate. Also, there’s no minimum or maximum number of participants, so no matter how big your family is, everyone can play! You can even play inside or outside–whichever your children prefer. Choose one person … 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


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