A local walking map is also available to help you include physical activity in your routine.
Importance of Play for Children
America is faced with a dangerous epidemic that threatens the health of young people: childhood obesity. Approximately nine million children in the U.S. are considered overweight and are at risk for heart disease and diabetes.
Including at least one hour of fun, physical activity into your daily schedule can help to avoid obesity.
Games are a great way to get started. Whether you play in a group or alone, these simple games can promote good health and provide hours of fun.
Games are also a great way to enjoy time together as a family without a lot of planning and expense. Consider playing these old favorites below: They’re tried and true and fun. They can help even adults feel like children again.
Outdoor Group Games
Hide and Seek
Mother May I
Outdoor Games or Activities to Do Alone
Bean bag toss
Shooting basketball hoops
Keeping a balloon from touching the ground
Indoor Games and Activities to Do Alone
Playing an Instrument
Creating art, such as a sculpture or a woodworking project