Discover what free and low-cost physical activity areas are near your home (e.g., park, bike trail, hiking trail, tennis court, swimming pool, etc.).
Volunteer to help a neighbor mow their lawn, rake leaves, or clean up their yard.
Shovel snow; build a snow sculpture; make snow angels; build a snow house.
Dig and plant in the garden. Have family members plant their own vegetables, fruits and flowers.
Chop and stack wood.
Take a long walk or jog on the beach, in the park, or around your neighborhood.
Cross country ski around town and into the woods.
Use a compass to map out a course – then set out on a walk, jog, or bike, hike.
Canoe or kayak for an entire afternoon.
Ice skate for a great winter workout.
Skiing always gives the family a lift.
Enjoy water exercise activities.
Play a game of mixed-age backyard or water volleyball.
Have the whole family jump rope while practicing spelling.
Take a nature hike at an outdoor education center.
Go up, up and away with a kite-flying day.
Go to a driving range and hit a bucket of balls.
Go camping where you can pitch a tent, gather firewood, fish, bike, and walk.
Visit farms throughout the year where you can pick your own strawberries, peaches, and apples.
Plan cycling trips on safe trails by finding on-line references for biking trails.