6 Ideas to Make Walking With Kids Fun

 

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6 Tips to Make Walking With Kids Fun. HAVE A DESTINATION. Walking for the sake of walking might seem boring to some kids. Instead, try thinking of another fun activity he or she might USE REWARDS. BRING SNACKS.

PLAY GAMES. WALK AT THEIR PACE. Your children will be even more excited about walking if they are allowed to help you to make trail mix.

Give them a list of potential ingredients for a trail mix under specific columns, such as nuts, seeds, dried fruits and chocolate. Ask them to choose two ingredients from the first 3 columns and 1 ingredient from the chocolate column. The post 11 Easy Ways to Make Walking More Fun appeared first on Reader’s Digest. The key is to make walking a workout for the mind and soul as well as for the body.

Check out these tips. Here are 10 ways to have fun and learn while out on your walk. 1. Make a scavenger hunt.

Write a list of things to find or for non-readers you can make a picture list of objects for them to cross off as you walk. This list can be based on colors, or certain objects or a certain numbers of objects; it just depends on where you are walking. 2.

Play with a stick make a stickman, a walking stick or anything a child thinks of. Imagination give your child a theme such as trolls, giants, monsters, space, bug. Walking and exercising should be something fun kids look forward to and giving kids treats as a reward for doing well on a walk is a great way to positively reinforce healthy habits. This could be something as simple as extra reading time before bed, a new pair of workout clothes or a healthy treat.

3. SNACKS. How to Make Walking a More Interesting Experience. Are you interested in becoming more active and would like to try walking?

With the following steps, turn your walk from boring into a must-do! Think about the beauty around you. Perhaps a. Kids love feathers and you can always be guaranteed to find some when out walking, so turn it into a hunt! An old straw hat is perfect to wear on your adventure to poke your feathers into.

Take a look at OUR FEATHER HUNT and see how we made it extra special! Frog Hunt. Make any walk fun by turning it into a frog hunt!Walking is good for the mind and the soul—and not just for adults, but for kids, too! Motivating kids to get outside and go for a walk can be challenging.

So here are a few tips to get your kids moving. Tip 1: Make it about the journey, not the destination Kids love games, and the walk itself can be a game. For older kids, try geocaching—it’s like a treasure hunt that they can complete. Take the idea of the “car-pool” and apply it to walking.

If you live too far from the school, or don’t have the time to walk the kids, try making a walking pool. Arrange to drop the kids off at a friend’s home, who lives closer to the school the children can walk.

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Teach children to walk in the opposite direction of traffic when walking alone.

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  • I have been walking on my tippy toes for 12 years not a single problem plus I’m faster than most of the girls because I walk on my tippy toes checked with doctors totally fine

  • An equally important question: Why do I stop my child from tip-toeing?
    1:18 Is there anything wrong with the arch developing that way, other than a preference for high-heel shoes later in life?

  • I can’t subscribe because I don’t have any money just because my mom doesn’t have any money and I’m a kid I’m watching my mom’s tablet

  • When I was at the giant bubbles part I cometely forgot about the bubbles and thought the wooden dowels and string were nunchucks ��

  • Thank you so much for these. Shared with my Preschool Group too! My kids are going to give lots of these a try too!
    Love from Canada ��