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Fit Kid Activity: Obstacle Course in the Park

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:37pm

“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.

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