Get scrap cardboard, a marker, tape, and you’ll be set to make your own fitness trail. Cut the cardboard into 8” x 10” pieces. Write different body and brain exercises on each card and tape to different locations on your playground. For example:
10 jumping jacks
say a nursery rhyme
count backwards from 20
name your city, state, and country
15 sit ups
name 5 insects
7 push ups
sing the ABC’s forwards and then backwards
Roll out a long sheet of butcher paper on the sidewalk. Take two pie pans and pour a little paint in each one. Let one child at a time take off her shoes, step in the paint, and then walk across the paper.
Banana on a Stick
Peel a banana, insert a popsicle stick, place on a cookie sheet and freeze. It’s a cool snack on a hot day. Grapes, strawberries, blue berries, and many other types of fruit can also be frozen.