Fall is here but there is still plenty of time to get outside and have fun as a family! My family spent the whole summer outdoors, whether it was swimming, hiking, or hanging out at the park! We love to get outside for family time! Its a great way to bond, and as the saying goes, "a family that plays together stays together"! It is a great way to model the importance of physical activity for your kids and make sure everyone in the family is staying active!
Clorox2 is inviting families everywhere to take the Clorox2 Play 2Day Challenge! This takes place this weekend, September 24th! They want you to log on to their site and pledge to turn the TV off for the day and GET OUTSIDE! There are so many great activities you can do as a family, no matter what age your kids are! Here are some of my favorite things to do!:
Going for a nature walk or hike is a great way to explore your neighborhood or the mountains! Depending on the ages of your kids, you may want to do a short walk around the block or hit a nature trail! Talk about the changes in the plants due to fall, and discuss this with your kids. Getting them engaged and interested in the world around them is really important!
Playing any kind of sport as a family is a sure way to get laughs and a good time! Some favorites include soccer, kick ball and softball! This teaches discipline and team work! And especially with soccer, you are getting lots of physical activity from all the running!
We also love to hit the local park! There are always lots of other kids around, so get out there and be social! We like to play at bigger parks where there is lots of room to run, lots to do and places to sit and rest. Some parks even offer activity days, so check with your local parks department for any special events in your area.
You don't have to go anywhere to have fun outdoors! Some of our favorite games include tag and hide and go seek. Even as a kid I remember playing hide and go seek with my grandpa! It was something we always looked forward to! That's really what it's all about-having fun with your kids and creating memories that will last a life time! My kids are already 2,4 and 6 and I feel like the time is flying by me! It's so important to seize the opportunity while your kids are still kids! You don't want to wake up and realize you missed out on the fun!
No matter what kind of activity you do, please join me in taking the Clorox Play 2Day challenge this weekend and get outside!! The Worldwide Day of Play is the centerpiece of Nickelodeon's The Big Help, a program to empower kids and families to make healthy lifestyle choices every day. On September 24, 2011, kids and families are encouraged to participate in the Worldwide Day of Play to turn off the TV and play outside. Physical activity can improve health, self-esteem and the well being of children. Teach kids a healthier lifestyle of limited TV time and a more physical activities. Clorox 2® is a proud sponsor of Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play. So take the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside!
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