Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Are you looking for a few fun sports activities? Keeping the kids involved in sports encourages them to stay physically fit. My daughter had no interest in sports when she was younger but my son is a huge sports fan. We encourage him to sign up for sports teams at school when he has an interest. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Fun Sports Activities
My son doesn’t want to play every sport that the school offers so there is some downtime when he’s not on a team. We can still encourage him to be involved in healthy activities. Here are just a few tips that we have found work for us. What you choose to add to your sports activities list will depend on the age of your child and your location. Remember to be prepared and make a few glasses of my favorite homemade sports drink before you head out in the heat.
Go to a game
While we don’t live near any professional games, there is a college in town that has college games that are open to the public. There is also a sports arena about an hour away that sometimes has sporting events and fitness activities for kids.
Toss a ball, swing a bat, run around the backyard, jump on a trampoline, or ride your bikes. Just get out there and play with your kids. You don’t have to be a super athlete. The kids have always enjoyed showing me the right way to hold a bat or the right way not to make a rim shot.
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I have always encouraged my son to enjoy reading. It is more difficult now that he is a teenager but he did recently read a book for school about wrestling that he really enjoyed. Find books about your child’s or teen’s favorite sport to encourage them to learn in the off season.
Join team sports
Check the school, the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, the recreation department in your town and any other resources you think may have sports teams your child can join. Look into dance classes or cheer competitions.
Not all sports activities have to be part of a team. Go swimming at the lake or the local pool. Try skateboarding or grab a pair of roller blades. Why not learn to dance?
What fun sports activities would you like to try with your child?
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.