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Dance like a chicken and get the kids moving

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

Today is Dance like a Chicken Day.  You know that sounds fun.  national physical activity for kids

With this month's tribute to National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it seems fitting that we find some fun ways to get moving.

Kids are just like us except with more energy!  This month reminds us to get off our duffs and find fun family activities that make us laugh, smile, have fun and get active.  

Kids like to be silly and I think a little dose of "silly" is what we all need sometimes.  Let's not call it exercise.  Let's not think about what we "have to do" to be healthy.  Because with that thinking, it will translate into sending a negative message to kids that exercise and being active is really more of "homework", a chore, something we all don't necessarily enjoy.

But if you say, hey kids, "let's dance like a chicken!"  No one is thinking that is exercise.  That sounds fun and heck, what kid doesn't want to see their parent dance like a chicken (excluding teens of course ;-).

So happy "Dance like a Chicken Day" and please use this as an excuse to find your favorite activities and have some fun being active as a family.

More resources


Action Goal Challenge Game
Kids play and receive a healthy fact about the importance of being active every time they kick a goal.
Lesson plan for Action Goal Challenge
New Portion Control Guide For Kids
Great visual for kids to use to help estimate healthy portions of each of the food group.
Get Moving Printables
Cute printable for the kids and really the family!  Help kids track their progress as they focus on being active every day.
Count your steps trackers
Be Active tracking sheets
Family Pledge sheets too:
Limit TV time pledge
Walking pledge
Get Moving pledge
Father's Day Cards for kids
Gift of time certificates to print.

Printable May Calendars




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