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4 Ways To Keep Kids Active This Fall

November 9, 2016

Fall holidays can take a toll on healthy eating, and cooler weather makes us want to stay indoors more often. Keeping your family healthy and active through the fall and winter is often a challenge. Luckily there are countless ways to get kids off the couch and have fun moving around at home.

Find Online Activities

Many websites have printable activities such as coloring pages, puzzles, mazes and DIY projects that get kids off the couch. Starting a creative project can help kids find new hobbies and interests that don't include television.

Signing up for an account on an online activity website is another fun way to get kids moving and thinking. Adventure to Fitness is a great option for motivating your kids to get active. Their educational videos and activities encourage kids to fit more physical activity into their days while learning in the process.

Make Up Your Own Adventure

Scavenger hunts are popular for birthday parties, but there's no reason you can't do them any day. This activity is a great way to get kids moving around and paying more attention to details in their surroundings. You can either do a scavenger hunt with hidden clues around the house, or have a fun list of items your kids need to find and check off.

Giving your scavenger hunt a fall theme can make it even more fun. Fall leaves are gone for the most part, but you can still include nature items such as leaves of different colors, moss, rocks, acorns, pinecones, birds, mushrooms and more.

Create An Indoor Garden

As plants start turning brown outside, a fun way to liven things up is to start a miniature garden on your windowsill that will last all winter. As an added benefit, you can enjoy fresh-picked herbs or vegetables all year right in your own home. You can try growing seeds, root vegetables, herbs, or even re-growing vegetables from kitchen scraps. Kids will love seeing their plants grow each day.

Make A Game Out Of Cleaning And Organizing

Most kids hate the idea of cleaning up, but you can make it fun. Kids are more likely to get involved if you give them a challenge, such as who can do the most cleaning in 10 minutes. You can also set a timer for 10 minutes and give each kid a color of item to pick up such as blue things or white things. Whoever picks up and puts away the most items of their color in that time wins.

Little kids are also more likely to enjoy cleaning when they have kid-sized equipment. Try taking a section out of an adjustable mop, or giving them a smaller vacuum like a dust buster to take on the challenge. Buying your kids their own broom, cleaning gloves or other tools might make it more fun as well.

If you're tackling the garage as part of your cleanup and you have an old car, now might be the perfect time to downsize. Holding onto an old vehicle that you don't want anymore means giving up a lot of space. Donating your car to Wheels For Wishes, on the other hand, is easy and your car will be gone in no time! Plus, your car donation benefits kids! Wheels For Wishes benefits your local chapter of Make-A-Wish when you donate your car.

Donating a car comes with many different benefits, including free towing and a tax deduction. We make it easy to donate a car in just a few minutes so you can get back to more family fun. To donate, all you need to do is call us at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online car donation form. Let us take care of all the rest!

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