Keeping Kids Healthy, Active and Engaged This Summer
Summer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own to plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up.
YMCA of the Rockies wants to ensure all kids awaken their summer imaginations through healthy eating habits and physical activity, because when a child is happy, healthy, motivated and excited something amazing inevitably results.
That’s why, on April 21, we’re hosting Healthy Kids Day® to help ensure families have the tools they need to help kids stay active and engaged all summer long. The annual event is a nationwide-initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days but instead, focus on physical and mental play. Across the nation nearly 1.2 million participants will partake in games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more.
Here at YMCA of the Rockies, families and children will can take part in a full day of fun activities to motivate families to stay healthy and active.
Here’s the Healthy Kids Day schedule:
10 a.m. – I’m Alive, Alert, Awake, Enthusiastic! Stretching and games in the Longhouse Gym
11 a.m. – Family Minute to Win it in the Longhouse Gym
1 p.m. – Water games at the Swimming Pool
2 p.m. – Healthy snacks at Sweet Memorial
3 p.m. – Tag games on the Administration Field
4 p.m. – Recycle and grow gardens at Sweet Memorial
Throughout the day:
Bubble making (outside Sweet Memorial)
Chalk art (outside Sweet Memorial)
Scavenger Hunts (start at Sweet Memorial)
Come rent some sports equipment at Sweet Memorial and get outside!
“As we head into the summer, YMCA of the Rockies wants to help awaken kids’ imaginations and help them achieve amazing things. There are no days off for a child’s developing mind and body,” said Alison Fisk, Programs director at YMCA of the Rockies. “Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and engage kids to stay physically and intellectually active over the summer.”