6 fun Ways to make your Kids more active

6 fun Ways to make your Kids more active

I really love this time of year, lighter evenings make such a difference to my mood!  I love that when I pick the kids up in the afternoon it is light right up until they go to bed.  It means we can get out and about more.

My two love being outdoors.  I think it helps that in their German Kindergarten they are outside as much as possible. It is so good for them to be outdoors.

I thought it would be fun to show some of the things we love doing in the summer to get the kids more active.

*This is a collaborative post*

6 fun Ways to make your Kids more active

Buy a Trampoline

When we first bought our trampoline I wasn’t sure how much the boys would use it.  I now realise that the answer to that is All. The. Time!  It is a great way to burn off extra energy.  If you are a big kid like me then you will probably enjoy the odd shot of the trampoline too, while shouting “Get out of the way kids…”  Just me?

Go on a Nature Hunt

Last year I created a Nature Hunt for the boys and they loved every minute of it. We had a lot of fun and I have been meaning to do a new one, with a Spring focus.  If you don’t have time to pull one together, then you can find a downloadable one here: https://doublemonkeybusiness.co.uk/2016/10/10/going-nature-hunt/

Get the family some Heely’s

Many years ago my cousin came to meet me at the airport and I always remember wondering how he was gliding across the floor.  He was having so much fun and I later found out that he was wearing Heely’s.  So basically cool trainers with wheels on the soles.  For the big kid among us, Skate Hut also do adult sizes.  So, everyone can join in!  I have to say though my favourites are the comic book ones (see above photo).

Visit the Frisbee Park

Near the lake where we live they have just built one of these frisbee parks.  The boys have had so much fun trying – and mostly failing – to get the frisbee in the net.  Hours of entertainment for everyone.  Disclaimer: I say the boys mostly fail, in the interest of being fair I should admit I am not much better!

Challenge them to Mini Golf

We went to play crazy golf / mini golf a few weeks ago.  The boys had never been before and we assumed they would be bored after the first couple of rounds.  How wrong were we.  They stuck it out to the end and then didn’t want to leave.  They now ask every weekend to go back and do it all again.

Go on a Cycle Ride

I have always loved cycling.  I still cycle to work – although these days I tend to be more of a fairweather cyclist and only do it when I know there is no chance of rain. We are getting the bikes an upgrade for their birthday. Bye bye balance bike.  Hello big grown up bikes. I cannot wait for them to learn to ride properly so we can do family bike rides in the summer.

So there you have it, my guide to getting your kids more active.  If you have any other fun ideas, I would love to hear them.  Leave a message in the comments or on my social media.  I always love to hear from you!


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  1. 29th April 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Lovely ideas! We love getting outdoors as a family too. We enjoy going on nature hunts and I think I need to get Jayden some Heelys, I wouldn’t mind a pair as well! Haha 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week and have a lovely bank holiday weekend xx

  2. 27th April 2017 / 10:31 am

    Great ideas, we are a very outdoors family and spend our weekends exploring or bike riding. Meme would love those heelys!!

  3. 26th April 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I absolutely love mini golf – always have done! I can’t wait until Max is old enough to play! I’ve been wondering about a trampoline too – our neighbours have one and their two boys are out on it constantly, and we definitely have a big enough garden to take it. It’s just quite a big commitment just in case they don’t like it, isn’t it? Might ask the neighbours for a go on theirs before investing!

  4. 26th April 2017 / 1:04 pm

    We love to get outside as much as possible as a family. The girls love to go on their scooters to the park! My niece has some Heelys and Alice is desperate to have some too. A frisby park sounds fab, never seen these before x

  5. 26th April 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Ooo a frisbee park sounds fun! My boy loves mini golf, but I need danger money for taking him. #bloggerclubuk

  6. 26th April 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I love these ideas! We have a disc golf course near us and I keep meaning to take our boys 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

  7. 26th April 2017 / 11:19 am

    I love this, so many lovely ideas to stay active, not just the kids but us too! We love getting outdoors together, mini golf is one of my favourites! Eva is desperate for a pair of Heelys, I’m just not sure she would manage them quite yet, I’ve promised her some at Christmas – god help us! That frisby park looks amazing, never heard of that before!

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