How To Get The Kids Moving

How To Get The Kids Moving

How To Get The Kids Moving This Summer

I don’t know about you but this beautiful warm weather always inspires me to get outside and get moving! Exercise seems so much more appealing when the sun is shining and the weather is good. Getting the kids moving can be pretty easy too. Here are some tips to incorporate activity into our days.

1. Plan

Figure out what your children like and roll with it. Not all kids like competitive or team sports so figure out what they do like.


2. Schedule

Schedule the time into the day so it isn’t negotiable. We all know that childhood obesity is on the rise and kids are spending too much time in front of the screens. Having time in the schedule for some movement is key to making it happen and getting them moving!


3. Leadership

Let the kids take the lead and include what they would like. It helps ensure they are doing something they enjoy which will make it more fun for them.


4. Lead By Example

Lead by example. Like anything else if they see you exercising and leading an active lifestyle they are going to want to do the same.


IDEAS To Get The Kids Moving

It doesn’t matter what you do, just get the kids moving!

  • Go for a bike ride
  • Get them on their scooter
  • Go for a hike – pick different trails each time and even bring along a little list of birds, insects, trees etc. to be found on the walk to make it more of a game.
  • Kick or throw a ball around
  • Enroll them in soccer, baseball, dance, karate, gymnastics(whatever they like)
  • Hopscotch or skipping
  • Game of tag
  • Go for a walk or jog


The ideas are really endless this time of year and thanks to the sun setting later there is time to get out after dinner, which is beneficial for the whole family!

It gets everyone some fresh air and much needed vitamin D after a day likely spent sitting at a desk indoors, and it is so good for the soul!


Everything you need to know about SUN & SUNSCREEN


Health Blog - happiness-and-balance

Allison Madigan

About Allison Madigan

Allison Madigan, author on DrDina, has recently taken a huge leap of faith
and left her job as a VP & Partner at a media agency to follow her passion
for nutrition. She is back to the books studying to become a holistic
nutritionist and excited about where the path will lead! Exercise is key
to her sanity and her young daughter is teaching her to find joy in the
little things and not sweat the small stuff.

View All Posts

Author Box Contact Form

Form used on Contact Tab in the Author-Box.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *