I found a neat idea in a Family Fitness book I bought at a library book sale recently. It works for all ages, and gets the whole family involved. Plan an activity day for the whole family. Friends, neighbours and relatives can even be invited. Have each family member plan one activity. The younger children can work with an older sibling or a parent; others should not reveal their plans until the day comes. Some examples: a scavenger hunt, a neighbourhood walk, fun relays, a treasure hunt, three legged race, potato sack race. By having everyone come up with their own active contribution, it encourages them to have fun with it, and they may be more willing to participate! Let me know if you like this idea, and other suggestions for things to do, I really want to plan this with my family. I figure that the first time we do this, it will be small and simple, one activity per person, and keep it to our immediate family. If it goes well, it is something I would like to repeat and expand.
My challenge to the team is to do the same! Pick a date in September, and get the kids and spouse involved. Let us know what your activities end up being, how they went and whether you want to do it again.
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