This week I am featuring Zara Lewis on the blog! She is a regular author on High Style Life and writes articles mostly on parenting and healthy lifestyle topics. Zara wrote a wonderful post on sport activities that will involve the entire family. She includes great ideas as well as inexpensive, easy to do activities for everyone. Check out her post below!
Great Family Activities: Zara Lewis
If you want your kids to be physically active and get all the benefits of good exercise, you have to show them the way and set a good example. Your love towards sport activities will undoubtedly rub off on your child as well. Therefore, some fun sport activities that involve the whole family are a perfect way to secure a child’s proper growth and development as well as deepen the family bonds and spark up some new interests. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at the following sport activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Hiking is a great way to get children interested in physical activity. When you all hike together, you’ll have the chance to talk and bond while being physically active. Moreover, hiking trips through nature also offer the possibility to teach your children about the world around them and get them interested in the environment we live in. If the hiking trip ends up with camping, the possibilities for some meaningful family fun are endless.
Another great sport activity that can tie up the whole family is cycling. Riding bikes together can be very inspirational and beneficial for both the children and the adults and even more so if you all take the time to observe the nature around you and take photos to save the memories. If you have the chance to rent and ride a tandem 3 or 4 seat bicycle, you’ll definitely get to connect with all the family members on a deeper level as well. Tandem bikes involve paying a good deal of attention to other riders and jumping in to help when someone feels tired, which is simply perfect for a group family activity and bonding.
Swimming is not reserved for summer months only. Thanks to indoor pools, you can enjoy some water fun all year round. Taking your kids to the pool and enjoying a nice swim with them is another great way to bond and tie up. If your kids still don’t know how to swim, it would be very meaningful to make an effort to teach them yourself. Of course, make the experience fun. On the other hand, if the children are capable of swimming on their own and even use some swimming accessories, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy yourself in some interesting group water games.
Children are generally drawn to team sports such as basketball, soccer and volleyball so why not organize real matches in your own backyard or nearby parks where you’ll be able to join them on the field? All you really need is a pair of mobile pop up soccer goals and a ball and you’re all set for an afternoon of fun, physical activity and family bonding. What’s more, you can use this opportunity to teach the kids all about the rules of the game and apply your adult experience in making them more sociable and open to good instruction.
Sports activities are just some of the suggestions when it comes to meaningful family bonding. Basically, anything that you and your family enjoy can turn out to be a perfect opportunity to deepen the relationship, cherish the time you have together and get to know and respect each other even more.
About Zara: Besides being a mom of three: two kids and a puppy, I’m also a designer and freelance writer. I’m passionate about traveling, hiking, cycling and yoga and I love to write about things that are part of my life and inspire me, mostly parenting and healthy lifestyle topics. I am a regular author on highstylife.com , but from time to time I also contribute to some other blogs I like working with.