“Schools out, schools out, teacher let the monkeys out!”
The kiddies are finally out of school for the summer and let’s face it, in a recession, 3 weeks at Camp Gimmee-ur-monie might not be in this year’s budget. Here is a FREE, easy way to get your kids active this summer.
Obstacle Course in the Park Choose 5-7 of the following activities and have the children perform them multiple times. Take turns having the older children keep track of a stopwatch and writing down everyone’s best time. The goal: to improve your time every week.
“walk” across the monkey bars
frog leap to the next station
slide down the slide
10 jumping jacks
crab walk to the next station
10 Bar Jumps (stand under a tall pull-up bar and jump to touch it)
Walk across the balance beam
10 toe touches with jumps in between
bear crawl to the next station
ski jumps side to side over a crack in the sidewalk
Have your children make up their own activity stations; the possiblities are endless. Do you want to know the best part? You can participate as well!
Ask your children to add your name to the list. Practicing your obstacle course skills with your kids is fun AND they will hold you accountable every week for fitting a healthy, fun activity into your busy schedule. Now get out there and have a blast.