When I was a kid, we use to make our own Slip and Slide. You take those pool mattresses (the one person kind) and lay them end to end overlapping and pour water over them and let the kids slide on them. With the prices of the summer toys these days, it's cheaper to make your own.
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Fitness Minutes: (2,725) Posts: 99 3/14/12 12:14 P
What an amazing idea, I will definitely be going to the store to buy pedometers for my family. I think my huband and my 4 and 7 year old girls will love the idea! We just got back from disney and this may help start our next trip there!
Fitness Minutes: (4,289) Posts: 253 8/21/11 5:23 P
I love, love, LOVE these ideas! Sadly, my 3 year old isn't quite there yet, but I like the idea of using the pedometers to work out how many steps it would take me to walk to a city and back, and rewarding myself with the trip once I've hit it! For instance, it's 349 miles to Paris, which is where I'd LOVE to go with my partner for his 55th birthday. That means I have to walk 2,000 steps per mile = 698,000 steps to get there, 1,396,000,000 to get there and back.
So, if I say the holiday will cost me £1,000 (I seriously doubt it, as his Bday is a pretty quiet time of year, but it's nice to give ourselves some money to play with) and I save just 1p per 14,000 steps, I'll have enough by the time I hit the target distance. I just need to hit it by the end of 2012, lol!
Just because you have been through the rain of life doesn't mean I have to walk around in wet clothes forever; there is a warm towel, a big hug, and a mug of low fat cocoa waiting for you somewhere!
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Fitness Minutes: (40,333) Posts: 229 8/3/11 1:04 P
That is a really great idea! I will have to try that because my kids want to go on vacations and get nice things but they are lazy when it comes to activities. My son can't even walk a block without whinning about being tired. I will have to try to do the walking but I am afraid my 6 year olds will do all the steps:) it is like she has rockets on her shoes:):):)
That is a great idea! My fiance and I are doing a similar thing like this. We are saving to get a house for him, my son, and me. So, when we want to go out to eat we're going to put 5$ in a jar if it would've been fast food adn $10 if it would'e been a restaraunt. Then we'll cook at home (also I like to make over classic recipes and make them healthier for fun so it motivates me to cook :) And then I'm going to be starting a new job closer to home in 3 weeks and plan on doing the same thing but with gas money (I'll be riding my bike). Fitness AND savings. Win!
I wanted to share an idea that my hubby and I came up with to encourage our kids to be more active. We bought pedometers for each family member. Our first goal is 1,000,000 steps as a family. Since there are 5 of us, no one may contribute more than 200,000. When we get there, we will do a fun family activity together, like rafting or horseback riding. Our next challenge after that will be to choose a city we want to visit, calculate the number of steps to walk there and back, then when we reach our goal, we book our tickets! You could do the same thing with a driving trip. Another idea that a friend had would be to calculate how much gas you save when you choose to walk or bike somewhere and "save up" to a certain dollar amount for a vacation. I hope some of you might find these ideas helpful.
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