Let admit it: the season of elastic waistbands is upon us. So, Frolic Friday takes on a whole new meaning — a way to help us get moving, too!
This weekend, why not…
- Sign-up for a local Turkey Trot run/walk. Even if you aren’t in optimal shape, walking a 5 K is doable.
- Set up a family chalk walk. Send the kids out with sidewalk chalk and have them draw a line path around the neighborhood. They can make squiggly lines, zig-zags, or have you going in circles! Then, just follow the lines to family fun!
- Take a animal tracking hike. Lots of areas have had rain or even snow, which is perfect weather to look for tracks. The beach is also a great place to look for tracks. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, or deer — you never know what you might find! What to add a story into the activity? Read: Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) For older children, check out this great tracking activity from Nature Skills.Com.
As always, it doesn’t matter what you do — just get outside and play! Use you outdoor voice. Belly laugh. Reconnect with nature. Relax.
See ya outside! ~ The Grass Stain Guru