Looking for quality activities that will bring your whole family together? Finding fun, healthy activities the entire family will enjoy can be simple and help create lasting bonds. Teach your kids about health and to embrace their culture with these fun ideas:
1. Take family walks.
Walking with your family is a great way to get the family moving and talking. Head for a nearby park and play games like “I Spy” or “20 Questions” while you’re on the way.
2. Have your kids help with grocery shopping.
Teach them about nutrition and ask them to look at labels and pay attention to the vitamin, calorie, fat and sodium content to make healthier choices. Let them pick out fresh fruits and vegetables and make a game out of choosing foods with the best nutrition.
3. Teach your kids about their culture.
What traditional foods are part of your family? Were there games family members loved to play? Where did your family live? Incorporate your culture in the kitchen and in play time with stories of your ancestors and relatives. Teach them to know their history and embrace their culture.
4. Practice Spanish.
Have your kids learn the names of foods in Spanish and English and have them quiz each other while putting away groceries or getting out the ingredients for dinner. Teach them basic greetings and commonly used words to help them increase their Spanish vocabulary.
5. Encourage health questions.
Encourage your kids to ask questions about health and to understand the importance of good nutrition and exercise. Talk with your kids about why it’s important to a healthy life. Teach them about their family health history and how living a healthy life can prevent certain conditions and diseases.