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Saskatchewan in motion - Summer Bucket List

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 4:10pm
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The best gift you can give your kids this summer is the gift of getting outside, exploring outdoors and and being active together.  Summer is the season to do it all and have a blast.  

Studies show that time spent outdoors can increase curiosity, creativity and problem solving ability in kids. Currently kids spend an average of 6 hours in front of the television or computer, and only 6 minutes doing outdoor activities. Click on the image to the left to learn more.

Where do you start?  What do you do first?  Whether you are spontaneous or you're a planner, creating a family Summer Bucket List as a great way to start.  Saskatchewan in motion has created a great Summer Bucket List that families can use as a guideline with many ideas. 


 

from www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca:

THE LIST

For more ideas, click here.

 

Create your very own Summer Bucket List by clicking below.

 

Here are some ideas that worked for us:

MAKE A PLAN AND STICK TO IT
Plan for 30 - 60 minutes first thing in the morning when kids are fresh and ready to go.  Take the dog for a walk together as a family or hop on your bikes and ride together.  Exercise will help your body and your mind feel better.  If you commit first thing in the morning and just go, you will be more prone to doing the activity before you over think it and let every day tasks get in the way.

 

TAKE IT OUTSIDE
Once you're outside, nature will have a way of taking away a bit of the daily stress and remind you that taking time to just play is an instant pick-me-up, and playing with the family reminds us to enjoy our time together.
 

LET KIDS BE KIDS, LET THEM PLAY
Kids don't need structured play all the time, it's important that they have unsupervised play time as well to explore, experiment, and discover.

 

STAYCATION
If your work doesn't allow you to get away or the family budget doesn't allow for a big trip, why not have a staycation, even though you stick close to home, you can still get active and make some memorable family vacation moments together.  How about planning a backyard camping trip?

 

ACTIVE VACATION
Hiking, swimming, biking, whether it's our province or anywhere else in our country, there are many places to discover and explore together.

Tourism Saskatchewan has some outdoor adventures listed on their site for ideas for a great Saskatchewan in motion vacation.

A great way to explore the outdoors and get some excercise for both the body and the mind is geocaching. It's fun for the whole family. For some great spots in Saskatchewan that offers geocaching, click here; and click here to learn about geocaching offered by Saskatchewan Parks and more information about how to geocache.

 

 

SUMMER BUCKET LIST GIVEAWAY sponsored by Saskatchewan in motion!

WINNER JANICE KEZAR!

Garmin e-trex Legend Personal Navigator (Geocaching) + two AA batteries, Saskatchewan Blue Cross water glass and frisbee, Saskatchewan in motion sticker, tote, reflector and flyer.

 

CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS: One entry per email address. There will be one winner chosen randomly. No cash equivalent, non-transferable, and no substitution will be made. Entry into the contest confirms agreement with these rules, including consent to publicize the winner's name.  Contest ends 11:59 PM CST, August 21, 2015.

 


 

About Saskatchewan in motion

Saskatchewan in motion is an exciting movement of parents, leaders, teachers and decision makers who are taking action to get kids moving!

We believe we're ALL responsible for making sure the kids we care about get a minimum of 60-90 minutes of physical activity every day.

The Saskatchewan in motion movement is supported by strategic partner organizaitons and a team of staff to help inspire action, provide tools and resources and keep us all connected. Saskatchewan in motion is supported by the Community Initiatives Fund as part of a commitment to a sustainable future for Saskatchewan people.

Visit Saskatchewan in motion's website, and follow them on social media and join the movement to get more kids more active more often.

   

 

Saskatchewan In Motion