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Discover 5 Exciting Outdoor Activities to keep your child active and energized! Kids should have at least an hour a day of unstructured play outside (when possible) and break a sweat at least three times a week by getting 20 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity. Get ready to make memories and stay fit together!

1. Create an Obstacle Course

Create a simple obstacle course using items like cones, hula hoops, jump ropes, and boxes. Have your child race through it, jump over obstacles, and crawl under things. If you have a soccer net or a basketball hoop, make those part of the course as well. Time them using your smartphone and keep a record of their times.

2. Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of items commonly found in your backyard or local park. Your child can race around trying to find and collect these items, encouraging both exploration and physical activity.

3. Sidewalk Chalk Games

Use sidewalk chalk to create hopscotch, four square, or other fun games that involve moving around and staying active.

4. Dance Party

Put on some music and have a dance party in the backyard. Dancing is not only fun but also an excellent way to get moving and break a sweat. This is also a great indoor activity if the weather is not cooperative!

5. Biking or Rollerblading

If you have access to bikes or rollerblades, take your child for a ride around the neighborhood or a nearby trail. This is not only great exercise but also a fun way to explore.


Inclement weather?

The YMCA has plenty of gym space, an indoor pool with a water slide, table tennis, and more fun for the whole family!


Category: Youth and Family