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Teaching Kids Healthy Habits Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

Friday Fit Club

Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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It's Friday. Who has a "Friday thing" you do? Is it always pizza dinner or taco night or some other little ritual, routine, dare I say habit that you do every Friday? Well, why not adopt a few fun habits? For this Friday Fit Club, kick off some traditions, rituals for the family to have a bit of fun. 

-- Country of the Month. Every month, pick a country from the names you place in a hat or bowl. Maybe it is Australia. Or Russia. Or China. Learn about that country. Make a recipe from there. Pick some books from the library. A great tradition that gives every day activities a purpose and could lead to great discussions later on about different cultures.

-- Gratitude Goodnights. Every night, think and talk about somethings that were really good that happened that day. Give thanks for them, remind yourselves how grateful you are for them. A really good habit to get into: being grateful.

-- Dance party daybreak. Take a minute or two every morning and crank up some fun dancing songs. Belt it out, welcome the day with joy.

-- Artist of the Week. Say your kids are getting into art. Why not every Sunday surf around the Internet for info on Gauguin, Warhol, Monet. Create some of your own artwork that is inspired by them. Even the little ones can get some flowers going on that blank paper.

What is a fun tradition your family does together? 

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by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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abra
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 12:04 AM
DH usually takes one of the kids on a daddy date and then on Saturday morning, we all walk to the farmers market for coffee and doughnuts together!
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batjmom
by Sarah on Jun. 1, 2012 at 6:41 AM
We have family movie night. Right now we have a lot of baseball games going on. Dh and the kids have Saturday morning breakfast out together. Play basketball in the backyard together
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VisionSeeker
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 7:35 AM

 We usually have family movie or family game nights.  Lately with sports, things have been crazy so we're going to have to get back to the basics..again.

Great Ideas and article!

Audreesmommy757
by Diana lynn on Jun. 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM

we go to the park on weekends in the summer...

sarah824
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

 We don't have a set routine for any night of the week. DH travels a lot for work so it makes it difficult to have anything planned for week after week. Now, DH works from home so when he isn't traveling we have weeknight campfires in the backyard or game nights. They are just random, not set.

KaylaMillar
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:07 AM
We have Friday night fellowship at the church . We grill out and plan games. Everyone has a blast.
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timon95
by Betty on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Our family night is Tuesday because dh is off that day. Usually on Friday ds will have his bowling league.

countrygirlkat
by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Those are some great ideas, thanks!  We try to use the warm summer months to ride our horses on Friday after the kids get out of school.  It is fun and relaxing and something we can all enjoy. 

Madelaine
by Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Walking at night together

dusky_rose
by Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 10:55 AM

We usually go for a drive on a summer weekend. But that song idea sounds like fun, maybe we will do that this morning.


I'm thankful for a hubby that loves me, 4 healthy children, a warm
place to sleep and enough food for our meals... God bless America!

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