- Talk about your healthy summer goals during meal time.
- For those extra hot summer days plan for indoor activities such as bowling, lazer tag, or roller skating at a local rink. Even try at home video games such as Dance, Dance Revolution or the Wii fit.
- Gear up the bikes and map out a nice trail ride that emphasizes the beautiful outdoors.
- Get laced up with sneakers and play classic favorites such soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, football, volleyball or even Frisbee.
- Invite the neighborhood kids to play in an organized game or set up a family night with all the kids and adults.
- Set up an obstacle course in your backyard or at a playground. Use a variety of obstacles to challenge individual skills. Let the kids get creative with incorporating some of their favorite sporting equipment.
- Go exploring outside in the backyard or nearest state park. Strike an interest by picking up some library books on nature topics to learn more about plants, insects, and birds.
- Take a look at a list of summer programs at your local recreation department or youth center. These sessions will encourage a routine for physical activity and may even introduce your children to a new sport.