There’s no shortage of fun things to do with sidewalk chalk. Of course, there’s the obvious and always fun hopscotch, but try mixing it up with some of these ideas:
(Plus we are still super excited about the magic of cars after Caden’s Car Show earlier this month!)
So get your motors running and try out some of these car-themed activities with your kids this summer!
Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Have you ever noticed how flexible your child is? Yoga is a fun way to help your child retain his or her flexibility, as well as to help work on strength and muscle coordination.
And the best part is, many of the moves we recommend for your kids are great exercise for you to do right alongside them!
So grab your yoga mats and let’s get started.
Blueberries are a great, healthy snack that kids love. You’ll also find that fresh, plump blueberries can be a great addition to all sorts of baked goodies – and this summer we highly recommend trying this delicious nectarine and blueberry crisp from Rebecca Wauldron, Executive Chef at Busch’s Fresh Food Markets.
Not only is it a delicious treat (everyone at our photo shoot gobbled it up, including the two kids!), but it’s also an MHealthy approved recipe!
The joy of watching a butterfly fluttering in the summer sun is timeless. Something you can probably remembering doing as a child and something your own children undoubtedly enjoy. Young children simply marvel at their beauty, while older children can truly appreciate the miracle of the butterfly’s transformation from egg to caterpillar to butterfly.
This week, let’s learn about butterflies native to Michigan with some fun butterfly activities.
Running is a great activity families can enjoy together. You don’t have to be a marathoner or even a running enthusiast to get started having some fun while being active with your family. It’s also a great opportunity to be a role model of living an active lifestyle. If you’ve never run before, start out slow and work up your stamina.
Here are some tips for getting started running with children:
How young is too young?
There’s no data that shows there is a lower age limit for starting running. That’s best evaluated on an individual basis. A good rule of thumb is to evaluate your child’s interest (they may need a little prompting at first, but remember, this is for fun, not training for the Olympics).