How To Keep Your Child Active This Summer

Summertime is just around the corner, and it’s so important to keep your children as active as possible. Getting them up and moving will help keep their bodies and minds active and growing. It can be difficult to find things for them to do but certainly not impossible! Here are 10 great ways to keep your child active this summer:

1. Swimming

There’s no better summertime activity than swimming! It’s a great way to stay cool in the heat as well as keep your kids active. If you don’t have your own swimming pool, Lee County offers several public pool options that would be great to visit for a day!

2. Scavenger Hunt

Doing a scavenger hunt with your kids will not only help them to get active, but it will help exercise their minds, too. Whether you create it for them or let them help you create it, they will enjoy spending that time with you! 

3. Obstacle Course

An obstacle course is a super fun way to keep your child active during the summer! Random objects around your house or in your garage make for a great set up. Spread your items out throughout the yard and watch your little ones have so much fun!

4. Kid Friendly Yoga

Another great option to keep your kids active during the summertime is with kid friendly yoga! Streaming platforms like YouTube and Amazon Prime offer great selections. One of our favorite is Cosmic Kids Yoga

5. Water Games

Water games are a great way to stay active and they are so much fun! Fill up some water balloons for a water balloon fight or play a game of tag with the sprinklers on. You can’t go wrong with water games!

6. Bike Ride

Grab your helmets and bicycles and hit the road for a fun bike ride. This is a wonderful way to keep your child active while also getting to spend some time adventuring with them!

7. Soccer, Softball, or Kickball

Whether it’s a family name or you get the whole neighborhood involved, a game of soccer, softball, or kickball is a great way for everyone to stay active. You don’t need much besides a ball and maybe a bat. Your kids will love making lasting memories of playing these games with you!

8. Make Up A Game/Activity

Another option that will challenge your child’s body and mind is to make up some sort of game or activity. Let them be as creative as possible. It could just end up being their new favorite thing to do!

9. Exercise

Nothing gets your child moving quite like some good old fashioned jumping jacks or high knees! Having them participate in some simple exercise moves is a great way to keep them active without having to think too far outside of the box.

10. Dance Parties

When all else fails, turn up the music and have a dance party! Get the family altogether and get active with some fun dance moves. Your children will love this, and it will get their bodies moving in the most fun way.
With all of these great ideas, keeping your child active this summer doesn’t have to be difficult! Make it fun, keep it simple, and let them get creative. At Connection Point Early Learning Center, we are so blessed to be able to partner with parents and families. To learn more, visit our website.