Play Time, Not Screen Time

Stay active, even while indoors.

Physical activity plays an important role in mediating mood, improving sleep, and reducing risk of chronic disease. With physical distancing guidelines still in place, it is important to continue providing kids with opportunities to release energy and build strong muscles and bones. Try a plank contest and see which family member can hold form the longest. Set up a make-shift bowling alley with disposable cups. Start with five cups on the bottom, four on the next row, then three, two, and one on top. Designate an area to stand and use a small ball to knock down the “pins.”

Build activity cubes. Select six difference exercises (e.g., jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.) and allow your child to draw one exercise on each side of the cube. Write numbers 1-6 on another cube. Take turns rolling the cubes for a fun and engaging exercise session.

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