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Spring into Healthy Activities—Rain or Shine

Blog Spring into Healthy Activities—Rain or Shine

It’s spring in Indiana, and Hoosiers never know what type of weather the day will bring. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees to 70 degrees on any given day with a variety of precipitation possibilities—rain, hail and even a late spring snow.

No matter the weather outside, it’s helpful to have a list of go-to activities for both indoors and outdoors. 

Three spring outdoor activities for kids

  1. Play ball. Baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer—the lush green lawns of spring invite children out to toss, roll and kick a ball around. While the children are having fun, they’re also improving motor skills.
  2. Become an explorer. Whether it’s in your own backyard or at a local park, the blooms of spring present a learning opportunity about biology, botany and geology. Take a family walk or hike and learn about the local environment.
  3. Sign up for a 5K. Many fundraising runs/walks take place in the spring. These activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and also giving back to the community.

Three rainy day indoor activities for kids

  1. Build a fort. Using creativity, children can build a fort out of sofa cushions, blankets and furniture. In the meantime, they also have to lift, climb and stretch.
  2. Play interactive video games. Both Wii™ and XBox® offer numerous interactive games that encourage fitness. The kids may think they’re just playing, but parents know they’re getting the exercise too.
  3. Be a chef for a day. Help your children learn about healthy food by involving them in cooking. Allow the kids to pick a recipe and cook it together. 

Enlist the help of your child’s pediatrician to learn more about the importance of exercise for both the mind and the body. 

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