Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sneaky way to get a child to exercise....

Remember a few weeks ago? Remember I talked about my youngest child, Jansen, who is obsessed with food and is super lazy? 

Well, we have been working on teaching him about food, cooking, and secretly finding ways to get his body moving since he is completely uninterested in doing much movement. Thankfully we have been swimming a lot!

Today, Jansen and I came up with a great game that we could do together using this...


Jansen and I took turns making up activities that the two of us had to complete. The number on the dice was the number of reps we had to do or the number of seconds we had to do it in. Activities ranged from push ups, sit ups, lunges, squats, leg lifts, bicycles, jumping jacks, sprints etc. He loved it!

He had to come up with the ideas, he got to roll the dice, he got to complete the task, and he didn't even realize that he was getting some exercise in. 

There are so many variations to this activity! Jansen is already coming up with ideas for tomorrow's dice game :)

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