Have you heard about the World Wide Day of Play? On September 24, Nickelodeon will turn off all programming to encourage kids to enjoy some playtime! As a parent, you know how important it is to keep your kids active and healthy. So here are a few ways your family can join the fun and enjoy playtime together this weekend—or any weekend
If you are indoors:
o Clear some space and play some family-friendly games like musical chairs, Simon says, or Twister
o Have a dance-off! Put your family’s favorite tunes on the radio and dance in the living room.
If you’re outdoors:
o Make up a fall scavenger hunt for the family. Each family member can find different colored leaves, pine-cones, rocks, and other items as you walk through your neighborhood or park.
o Visit your local park and get playing! Play with the kids on jungle gyms, push them in the swings, or build a castle in the sandbox. Take the kids to Malcolm X Park or Johnson Playground.
o Pack a picnic and bring a ball for some fun outdoors. Check out Arnold Arboretum for some open space.
o Take the family for a FREE walking tour of Jamaica Pond on Saturdays at 11 a.m.
How will your family celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play? Share your ideas with other families by leaving a comment below!