Make the most of summer break with your kids
It’s no secret that being active is important. Need some fun and easy ways to get the whole family involved? Summer is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the fresh air while setting a great example of being active for your kids!
Fruit and Boot Camp
July 17 and July 24
Norton Children’s Medical Center
4910 Chamberlain Lane
6 to 7:30 p.m.
July 19 and July 26
Shively Community Center
1902 Park Road
6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Head to the park together and play Frisbee or tag, enjoy the playground equipment or take a walk.
- Take a nature walk or hike and look for interesting or unusual plants, birds, bugs and other animals. Bring binoculars and magnifying glasses for a closer look and a camera to record your finds. Don’t forget to pack water to stay hydrated and bug spray, sunscreen and a hat to be protected while you are exploring.
- Play follow the leader, taking turns weaving your way through the backyard, neighborhood or a park. Include jumps, skips and other fun moves for your followers to imitate.
- Teach your children games from your childhood. Remember hopscotch; Simon says; duck, duck, goose; red light, green light; and other games you played as a kid? They count as exercise and will give your kids something fun to teach their friends.
Looking for some more ways to be active as a family?
Fruit and Boot Camp is a great way to practice making a healthy food item and participate in an exercise activity that can be done anywhere. The two-part series designed to teach you and your school-age children how to eat right and stay active together! This is a free event, but registration is required and space is limited.