5 Easy Ways To Build Champions In Your Kids Before The End of the Summer!
Summer is quickly coming to an end. I am of the strong belief that the summer arrives crazy fast and disappears even quicker. It is such an amazing time of outside fun, then old man winter comes through and we end up longing for summer once again.
Today I am challenging you to take the time we have left to build some serious champions in our kids by doing some fun physical activities that will not only get them moving but YOU moving as well. Check out these 5 fun ways to get active and build champions in your kids!
*All of these activities are best played outdoors, the more space the better!
Run Races: Have you ever raced against your kids? Those little things are FAST! I’m pretty sure my 4 year old beats me EVERY time we “race”. He even talks smack too–“Remember that time you told me to race mommy and I beat you?! hahahahaha”
Yes, I remember.
The fun part about running with kids, especially in an open space, is that you can go at full speed too, so I challenge you mamas, run with your kids, get sweaty and enjoy the outdoors without a jacket–while you can!
Play TAG: When is the last time you played a good hearty game of Tag? My boys tend to play tag around the house, and um it gets a little rowdy. When you are outdoors you can take Tag to the next level by going outside, using trees, benches and really making the kids WORK to catch you!
Morning Yoga: We get up really early in the mornings to get the kids on the bus by 6:40am. As you can imagine, we ALL can get a bit cranky. Lately I’ve been working on deep breathing techniques with my eldest child who is uh, quite spirited. Starting from the beginning of the school year, take 5 minutes for the entire family to stretch and deep breathe to start the day off as zen as possible!
Play Soccer/Kickball: We have a ton of balls around the house, so whenever we go to the park we make sure we grab one. My little guy is the most naturally gifted with coordination skills out of all of us and he LOVES to play soccer. In a wide open field, soccer can be a really fun way to get your exercise in while working on your footwork!
Cycling: Go cycling as a family. My husband doesn’t like to ride bikes AT ALL, it is SO not his thing! It’s not my favorite but I don’t mind it, my little guy likes to ride around his tricycle backwards with no hands and his eyes closed. He LOVES riding his bike. Although I don’t own a personal bike, I borrow my mom’s and take it to the park. The hubby will catch up eventually or hang out while we bike. It’s a nice way to explore the park and chat at the same time. #familybonding
One of the key ways that you can Build Champions is by starting off the day with a great breakfast that includes a serving of milk. The high quality protein gives the kids a pretty great start considering that milk is a nutrient powerhouse. It is super important for me to provide a good balanced breakfast for my boys and I feel good knowing that I can give them milk and help give them a great start to the day!
Here are some of the benefits of Milk:
- Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus for supporting healthy bones
- Protein for building and maintaining lean muscle
- B vitamins (Riboflavin, B-12 and niacin) for energy
- Potassium for regulating the balance of fluids in your body
- Vitamin A for maintaining a healthy immune system