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It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities like work, housecleaning and laundry and forget to make time for the things that are much more important to us– like spending quality time with our children. Does this sound familiar? If so, sometimes it’s fun to forget your to-do-list and just be a kid again yourself!

Many children are very happy to entertain themselves by watching television, playing video games or surfing the Internet. While it is both tempting and easy to allow them to sit inside all day, it is important to make sure kids get the physical activity they need to promote their growth and development.

Are you running out of ideas to get your kids outside and moving? Sometimes the best games are made up on the spot with rules that make no sense to anyone but the players. But here are some fun and exciting ideas for playing outside with your kids:

• Play a game of tag, hide-and-seek, hopscotch, red rover, red light green light or duck-duck-goose
• Go swimming at the beach and fly a kite
• Have a water balloon toss or bubble blowing contest
• Go for a walk in your neighborhood
• Go to your local park
• Plant a vegetable garden. Children love eating food they’ve grown themselves.
• Play a sport such as soccer, baseball, football, basketball or volleyball.
• Play board games, like Monopoly or Scrabble, or Pictionary or Candyland for the younger kids.

The very best games are those that result in laughter. Make a habit of getting regular physical activity and having fun as a family. Let me know how your family is achieving this goal!

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