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How To Keep Your Children Active During Spring Break

March 1, 2015
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Spring break is a time for fun family vacations and crazy adventures, but for some children, it’s a chance to stay at home and sleep on the couch for a week. That is not part of a healthy lifestyle. Even if you cannot take your kids on a trip, there are things you can do to make sure they don’t get too lethargic in their week off. Here are some tips for how to keep your children active during spring break.

Bring Your Child To Work With You

Spring break might be the perfect opportunity to show your child what you do on a day to day basis. You can get your child to participate in work-related activities, like making copies, taking orders, stocking shelves, or whatever else it is that you do. Technically, take your child to work day is on the fourth Thursday in April, but that does not mean that you cannot create your own version of that day during spring break. Of course, you’ll need to ask your boss for permission first to make sure your child is allowed to be on the job site. If so, you can show him or her the ropes and encourage activity at the same time.

Plan Some Outdoor Activities

You don’t have to leave your home to be active during spring break. You can try some new outdoor activities with your child to make the most out of spring break. Perhaps you could set up a tent and have a camping trip in your back yard. Maybe you could have a barbecue for your friend and his or her best friends. Even if all you do is throw a Frisbee back and forth, you will be showing your child how to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. That will make a big impact later on in life.

Schedule Play Dates And Sleepovers

If your child is more likely to be active with other kids around, make sure he or she gets social interaction over spring break. Depending on your child’s age, this could come in the form of a play date, a slumber party, or something else along those lines. If the children are at your house, suggest games they can play to get them active. If you have a trampoline, a basketball goal, a play set, or anything like that at your home, encourage your children to use it. As long as you keep child fitness in mind over the break, you will keep your son or daughter from slipping into laziness.