Activities You Can Do With Your Kids
• Start a family activity night. One day each week (or month) plan to
have the family get together to play a game or do some activity
outside. Let a different child pick the activity each week.
• Put on some music and dance in the living room.
• When your child's friends come over to play, encourage them to play
instead of watching TV or playing video games.
• Help your kids put on their own shows - with a cardboard box and an
imagination you can create your own TV show.
• Give your kids a horseback ride. (You are the horse.)
• Build a snowman.
• Encourage your kids to join a sports team, and help them practice at
• See how long you can keep a hula-hoop going.
• Do tumbling in the living room
- somersaults, handstands, cartwheels.
• Play charades.
• Clean out your closets or garage.
At the Park
• Go on a hike or climb a hill.
• Have your kids help with household chores
- vacuuming, dusting, taking out the trash
and recycling, washing the car, raking leaves,
sweeping, and mopping.
• Walk or bike to the park.
• Play catch.
• Jump rope.
• Shoot baskets.
• Play on the jungle gym and swing
• Fly a kite.
Created by Kori Haddix, OSUES Intern, June 2002
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• Run in the water at the beach or river.
• Build a sandcastle.
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