Physical Activities to Do With Your Kids

Sprinkler games
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Summer vacation is right around the corner and many parents will have antsy kids at home during the week whom they’ll want to entertain. This can also be seen as a chance to spend some quality time with your kids. Either way, here are some fun physical activities to do with your kids that will help them release energy and have a great time.

Pretend Games

One great way to help foster your kids’ imagination and help them appreciate storytelling and worldbuilding while also working off pent-up energy is to help them create a story to act out. This might mean they set a goal to go find a hidden treasure, they play as villains and heroes with different powers and pretend to fight, or they are a princess and a witch chasing each other.

Playing in the Sprinkler

An old but great activity, countless kids have enjoyed the fun of playing in a running sprinkler out in the yard. This is a good option if you don’t have time or energy to take them all the way to the pool and back home and if you like the neighborhood kids might even join in. You can sit out on the porch and supervise, or get on a bathing suit and jump through the water too!

Local Hiking

One way to foster a love for nature and the outdoors is to bring your kids to local walking trails, hiking trails, and parks. This will get them out of the house and they’ll be able to learn all about plants and wildlife!