Kids Fitness and Fun Exercises
I know these may seem so obvious for some people, but there could be a few ideas you hadn't thought of or forgot about playing as a kid. So here is 48 activities using equipment, group sports and indoor ideas.
The more fun the exercise, the more likely your kids will want to participate and join in and the more likely they will want to continue.
Have a chat with them about what they are interested in trying out- maybe a team sport or an individual sport. Maybe they don't want to be booked into anything at all and are happy to just run around at the park, beach, their backyard or at the local oval. That is fine, it's about being active, keeping their bodies moving and enjoying themselves.
Stress doesn't help a child stay fit and healthy, so if the child is really disliking what they are doing and becoming stressed about it, any benefit will be out weighed mentally by the anxiety they are experiencing. We want our children to grow up with a positive experience and association to keeping active so as they grow older this just becomes a natural part of their every day life.
EQUIPMENT FOR FUN
Soccer balls and Footballs
Tennis racquets and ball
Cricket bat and ball
Beans bags and Hacky sacks
Egg & spoons races (try ice blocks as well)
Potato sack races
Cubs/Scouts and Brownies/Guides
Handstands & cartwheels
Duck duck goose
Ring a ring a rosie
Musical chairs or cushions
Balloon hockey (with pool noodles)
Swaying scarves/material around to music
Concert for the parents
Kids fitness dvd
Fun activities that get your kids heart beating faster & moving as a family are all great ways to keep fit.