Create Your Own Mini-Olympics
The activities you choose will depend on if you’re poolside or if you’re at home but either way, you can have a lot of fun. If you’re at the pool, have a daily holding your breath under water competition. If you’re at home, set up a paper toss or a jumping jacks competition. It doesn’t matter what the activity, as long as everyone has a chance to be active and participate.
Go on a Treasure Hunt
Not only is this fun, it will help teach the kids about trust, teamwork and problem solving. Take them to a local park and set an expedition course on a map, circling various checkpoints. Take turns navigating to each point on the map and leading with team to each destination. Stay together and explore the park, study the clues on the map and look for the ‘secret treasure.’
Take 20 minutes and let the kids pick their favourite songs, or show them one of your favourite artists, and dance, dance, dance! It’s a great way for you to engage your young ones in some physical activity. The whole family can let themselves go and dance energetically until no one is left standing!