Getting Active with the Kids: Ideas for the Entire Family

This parent kayaks with her kids
This family is out on the kayak. Ahoy, smiles ahead! Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

It’s important that all parents try to stay in shape as much as possible. That is how you will ensure you are always fit, healthy, and able to care for your kids. However, there are lots of children in the world today who don’t get enough exercise. So, I wanted to offer some suggestions that could assist you in killing two birds with one stone. The ideas below could help your family to maintain excellent health together. They could also become somewhat of a bonding experience for you all to enjoy. With that in mind, select something from this article and the make arrangements as soon as possible. The summer holidays are here, so there has never been a better time to get started.

Family time spent walking
Create memories on family walks. Flickr, CC BY SA-2.0.

Go for long walks in the countryside

You don’t have to opt for strenuous exercise when you work out with your kids. Sometimes you just have to remain active and set a good example. So, you might consider going for long walks in the countryside. Your entire family will get some much-needed fresh air, and your children will make some excellent memories. Depending on where you live in the country, you just need to perform some online research. There are hundreds of hiking trails in every single state. So, identify the best ones, and plan a trip with your family during the next couple of weeks. If nothing else, you will keep your kids away from their PlayStations, and that’s an achievement in itself.

Family sports teams are growing in popularity
Get active! Flickr, CC BY 2.0.

Join a parent and child sports team

There are lots of sports teams creates especially for both parents and children. Maybe you should join one with your family this summer. Just ask your kids which types of game they enjoy most, and then search online. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding suitable basketball and football organizations in the local area. However, you might have to travel further afield if you want to try something different. Just bear in mind there are always risks involved when playing team sports. An article from USA News went into more detail about that recently. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the preferences and interests of your little ones.

This parent kayaks with her kids
This family is out on the kayak. Ahoy, smiles ahead! Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Try water sports

Water sports are always fun, and they help to improve your kid’s swimming skills. So, you should try to find something fun to try as a family. Kayaking is an excellent choice because it’s not too strenuous. As a recent Intex Explorer K2 Kayak review highlighted, you can get inflatable products that seat two people. That means you will never have to leave your children on their own in a kayak. With that in mind, take a look online at some local companies that offer the service. In most instances, they will hire all the equipment you might require.

Now you have some fantastic activity ideas; you can start planning something special for this summer. The last thing you want to do is allow your kids to sit in front of the TV all day long. That won’t do anything positive for their health; it won’t encourage them to make memories. All children need to spend time outside in the open air, and the suggestions on this page will help you achieve that goal. Whatever you decide, have fun this summer!


  1. Just to add, camping is a nice idea as well. Exploring nature always beneficial for kids. But whatever activity you pick, in any case, “If nothing else, you will keep your kids away from their PlayStations, and that’s an achievement in itself.” Hundred percent true!!

  2. Our little one loves going to the countryside. Countrysides are great for creating memories of livestocks, trees, fields, butterflies, and the nature. Needless to say, how awesome it is to see people riding horses! Great post! Have a wonderful evening.

  3. This is a great way to stay interactive with the youth. Great ideas by the way. I will be sure to incorporate these with my younglets as well. Also, thanks for checking out my website. 👌🏾 Follow back and take care.

  4. My girls and I have a standing Sunday afternoon swim date at our gym, complete with a short steam and sauna after – you know, for the glamour. But I find the routine helps – just a fun swim, but same time every week. We tend to see the same families there doing the same thing – so they have “swim friends”. We are also probably trying kayaking with them this summer – so we’ll see how that goes 🙂

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