#1: Play I-spy
#2: Pick out shapes in the clouds
#3: Play a game!
Print this card and bring it along on your next run. Your kids spot the objects, you do the exercises!
#4: Do a nature scavenger hunt:
How many birds, yellow flowers, squirrels, etc can you find? Bring a pair of binoculars and a nature book and have them search for certain birds, animals or tree species. You will learn a ton too!
#5: Do music intervals!
Have your kid(s) sing their favorite songs (most kids know the entire “Let it Go” Frozen theme song) or invest in a small Blue tooth speaker and take requests. Every-time they hit the chorus you sprint!
#6: Nature math lessons:
Grab a handful of rocks, leaves, sticks, etc. Come up with all kids of math problems (*inspired by LA Running Mama)
– How many total/each type
– Adding groups together/subtracting
– What shapes can they make
#7: Stop for a play break!
Choose a route that goes by a playground, field or park. While the kids get out to play you can fit in a workout. See our Playground workouts page for ideas.
#8: Bring some food:
This is short lived but it keeps the kids happy and quiet for awhile. Make sure to pack plenty of beverages and snacks!
#9: Collect bugs!
Bring a magnifying glass and a jar in case you see any cool bugs to examine
#10: Counting intervals:
Help your kids learn how to count while you get a great cardio workout!