Spring break may look a little different this year, but that just means finding creative ways to keep the whole family active. Here are 7 fun activities you can do on the weekend, or during spring break: pick your favourites, or try them all!
You'll need 3 people for this game - 2 players, and 1 DJ!😎 Get the DJ to put on some tunes, and then start your ping pong rally. Without watching the game, the DJ will randomly pause the music at some point, and whoever has the ball on their side when the music stops...loses that round. Play up to 10 points and then rotate positions so the DJ can get in on the ping pong, and one of the players can take control of the music. 🎵
Get bundled up for this outdoors activity. Head out for a walk together and take turns calling out different "walking styles" that everyone has to do for at least 10 steps. Get creative and have some fun with it. Need a few ideas to get started? How about "Speed walk!"..."Backwards walk!"..."Skipping walk!"..."Boogie walk!" (that's right, we said CREATIVE 😉). You're sure to have a good time, and who knows how long you'll end up walking?!
Racewalking became an Olympic track and field sport in 1904. The races went up to distances of 20 km and 50 km! While it doesn't always get the same recognition as other sports, racewalking takes some serious technique and is an excellent full-body workout.
Don't forget these essential elements of every activity...
Determination: Set a goal, and stick to it. One activity per day? You've got this!
Hydration: Remember to hydrate before and after each activity. Keep a water bottle close by at all times.
A smile: Everything is more fun when you're smiling. Remember not to take these games too seriously.
Introduce your kids to a few basic yoga poses like "tree pose", "chair pose" and "triangle pose". See who can hold each pose the longest without losing their balance. Next, the ultimate challenge...try to get everyone to participate a 5-minute SILENT meditation session (we know, good luck!). Even if you don't hit that 5-minute mark, you'll all benefit from a little quiet time before getting on with the rest of your day/challenges. 😉
There are tons of great virtual yoga classes you can participate in with YogaTribes via Decathlon Community! Find a class you can do with the kids to bring a little more zen into spring break this year.
Set up 6 empty plastic bottles in front of a goal and try your best to knock them down by shooting the puck from a distance. This is the perfect game to work on your shot precision! If you're a larger group, set up elimination rounds so you'll have one big winner at the end!
Humans have been bowling for over 5,000 years. In fact, sports equipment resembling that of a bowling game was actually found by anthropologists in acient Egypt. Bowling pins are as old as hieroglyphics!
Count how many baskets you can make by throwing snowballs instead of a ball! Start with small snowballs, then make them bigger and bigger to test your strength and precision. Just make sure you don't forget your gloves or mittens for this one. 😉
Originally, basketball was played with a soccer ball. The idea came from James Naismith, the Canadian who invented basketball in 1891! So, if you have a soccer ball at home, why not try out this "vintage" version of basketball as well?
To the costume drawer! Try out archery while dressed up as a famous character. Who will you be: Hawkeye from the Avengers, Katniss from the Hunger Games, Merida from Brave, or Legolas from Lord of the Rings? To really get in the zone, play the movie score in the background.
Circuit training is a popular workout style because it's 100% customizable, doesn't require much equipment and...it's fun! Our brains can zone out when we do one repetitive action, so circuit training keeps things interesting by incorporating short bursts of activity that change from station to station. Not only great for holding kids' attention - circuit training is also an excellent option for adults looking to stay motivated.