Summer is over and the kids are back at school! As we move into fall, the days are getting shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping. But that doesn’t mean kids should stop playing outside just because the season changed. A lot of games can get the heart pumping and muscles working, improving flexibility, strength and endurance, all while having a good time.
It’s recommended that kids get at least an hour of exercise every day. There are a lot of things your kids can do to burn off energy, and there are even some fall activities that are best, or can only be done, outside, during the fall season. So get your kids dressed in some weather-appropriate clothing and try some of these ten fun fall activities to get kids exercising…
1. Raking and Jumping
Raking on its own might not sound too exciting to your kids, but the reward when they’re finished will: jumping in piles of leaves can put a smile on just about any kid’s face! The repetitive raking motion is good for their muscles, and the running and jumping will get their heart rates up. Eventually, the leaves will go in a yard waste bag, but not before they rake the leaves back into huge piles several times and taking turns jumping into them. You’ll likely have a harder time pulling them away than getting them started. And of course, there’s the added bonus that a chore can be crossed off your list when they’re done.