1. Walk the dog
Don’t have a dog? Not a problem. Ask to borrow your neighbour’s pet. You’ll be doing your neighbour a favour and you’ll get some fresh air
2. Go to the park
This may seem obvious, but is there anything better than dangling off of the monkey bars?
3. Play hide-and-seek
indoors or outdoors, hide-and-seek involves plenty of running and climbing. Plus, the suspense is sure to engage kids of all ages (and adults too.)
4. Plant a garden
Let the kids pick out the seeds and help plant them. Watering, weeding and harvesting duties will keep the family busy all summer.
5. Jump in the pool
Visit your local recreation centre and go for a swim.
6. Go to your local museum
Art galleries and -museums are often free for children and they allow for an educational walk.
7. Cook together
Go to the market and walk up and down the aisles for inspiration. Then, prepare a meal together with everyone completing a -different task.
8. Visit a provincial park
In Alberta, you’re always less than one hour away from a provincial park or protected recreational area.
9. Play with sidewalk chalk
Whether you’re playing hopscotch, drawing a picture or writing a story, sidewalk chalk provides endless play possibilities.
10. Use the jump rope
Try a round of double Dutch.