With the development of technology, kids have become very lazy, and there has been a drastic decrease in outdoor and physical activity among kids. It seems like they are literally glued to the couch or beds. All they need is a smartphone in their hand, and they can kill the entire day. In the recent past, technology has started contributing a lot of the fitness of the kids by coming up with wearable fitness trackers for kids. It helps to set fitness goals and motivates them to achieve those goals with engaging interfaces.
A decade ago games meant a very different meaning. Today the word game is very much confined to mobiles, tabs, gaming consoles and computers. The lack of physical activity is the main reason for various health complications at an early age. Here are some of the fun-filled outdoor physical activities that might interest the kids.
It is a well-known fact that kids love to play with water, except for the time when you try to give them a bath. It is a group activity in which at least three or four people can participate. The things that you need to do is fill the balloons with water, put it in a basket go to the park and start hitting people with those balloons. If you generally ask your kid to just go for a run, they will do everything possible to avoid it. But in this way, they are having fun, and at the same time, they are indulging in some physical activity.
Chalk Obstacle course
The chalk obstacle course is nothing but making the kids move according to the instructions given them. All you need is chalk and some amount of creativity. For example, you can write jump like a bunny for three times, jump with one leg, jump backward three times and so on. The course should be set in such a way that there is a beginning and an end. Make sure to provide the kid with something when they complete it. So that you won’t find it hard the next time when you ask them to play.
If you want to the scavenger hunt to have more physical activity make sure that you have it in a park or a garden. Strategically place the clues so that the kids might run around to get them. At the same time make sure not to make it too difficult as the kids would lose interest. So scavenger hunt is definitely a fun-filled outdoor game that can engage the kids completely.
Playing catch in a swimming pool
Have you ever noticed that after playing in the swimming pool everyone would feel more tired and exhausted? It is because there is a difference between moving on the land and moving in the water. Moving inside the water consumes more energy when compared to moving on land. Hence playing catch in the swimming pool is a fun-filled game that also has a lot of benefits in regard to fitness.
Hula Hoops race
Hula Hoops is one of the activities that kids love to play. There are good possibilities that they will enjoy every moment of it. Grab multiple hula hoops and go park. Make the kids lineup and place the hoops accordingly. You can randomly call out a kid’s name and start the race.