In this day and age, life moves quickly. Sometimes a little too quickly and we can neglect the important things. Things like spending quality time with our family and keeping active. If this sounds familiar, then keep reading, as in this article we are going to look at ways you can incorporate both of these into your daily lives in the simplest of ways.
Get some sports equipment to put to good use
If you get the right equipment, you’re much more likely to play sports. You could consider an official indoor volleyball ball that you can play with, or even simply a frisbee you can throw to one another in the backyard. And if your kids are into basketball, you may even get a basketball hoop that you can install in your home.
It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Anything that will get you working up a sweat and having fun with the kids is all you need.
Have a mini at-home games tournament
Bring out your competitive side with your very own home Olympics. Pick a series of different challenges that you can all take part in at home, create a scoreboard and get going! Make sure it is fair for the kids though, for example, if shooting hoops is one of the challenges, allow them to stand closer to the net than you, as you’ll most likely have a height advantage! This is also a great way to figure out your kid’s strengths and learn more about them. Don’t let it get too serious though, it’s all in the name of fun remember!
Grab your feather duster
Whilst no child is ever excited to clean if you make it more of a game then they’ll be more likely to want to join in. This one is more suited to older children – it’s a way to teach them the value of housework, as much as they may resist it. You could race each other to clean each room to see who finishes (to a satisfactory level) first. Play their favorite music, and promise that you’ll make them their favorite food after. Cleaning can be a real workout if you get properly stuck in, so you’ll definitely be getting your steps in as you go!
Build a treehouse in the garden
Whilst it doesn’t necessarily have to be a treehouse, this is a good idea to start with. It’s something that the kids will get excited about and want to help bring to life. You’ll get to spend time outdoors with them, teaching them how to put everything together, and by the end of it, they’ll have their own little sanctuary to play in. A simple treehouse can be built in a matter of days, but for more complex ones it’ll be an ongoing project for a few weeks, at the very least. Do your research and figure out what is best, then find the instructions and materials you’ll need. Your children will be so excited to help, as well as play in the finished project.
Being active doesn’t have to be a strain – you can work it into your day-to-day life whilst also getting to spend time with your family, you just have to be smart about it. Try out these ideas or some of your own over the next week and see how they work for you.