Sometimes, it occasionally happens. I get a little overzealous when it comes to trying of thinking new ways to exercise with the family. My oldest son loves to have family game night and we can only play Twister Dance or Charades so much before we are tired of it. At the same time I am trying to be active 20 minutes every night with them so I am trying to think of ways to keep that entertaining if we can’t make it to the park.
This week, I decided to try and make a regular favorite game into an exercise game. It was half successful. By half successful I mean the kids loved it, the hubby hated it and we turned a normally 15 minute game into a 45 minute game and still didn’t finish. You win some, you lose some.
Our game was Disney Monopoly, a pretty fun game that my 5 year old understands and my 3 year old is willing to pretend to participate. It is usually a winner for game night.
Here is how the rules went:
Pass go: 20 sec plank
See Dr. Drakken: 5 pushups
Whenever you have to pay rent: 10 high knees
Cory’s Bicycle, Hanna’s limosine, or Kim Possible’s car (Roll again spaces): 5 mountain climbers
When you land on detention: 10 Burpees
Free Lunch: 10 jumping jacks
Whenever we landed on that particular space we would do that exercise.
Needless to say, this was a very busy game. The good news was, it was so hectic we couldn’t stop laughing and it ended up being pretty fun and we got a little exercise in.
Not everybody has this game, but you could easily do it to any board game. Just add some exercises to certain board spaces and get moving. The exercises could even be more kid friendly like jumping jacks, leap frogs, crab walks etc.
If you try it, let me know. I love to read your comments whether you were successful at making it through the game or not.