5 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Walking Day with Kids
Getting ready to celebrate National Walking Day on April 1 with your kids? Looking for possible ideas and activities? You’ve come to the right place! We love celebrating national days, so we have suggestions for 5 fun ways to celebrate National Walking Day with kids!
As a homeschooling family, we do our best to enjoy each and every day. I mean, life is better when we’re celebrating, right? Keep reading and we’ll share with you some suggestions for fun ways to celebrate National Walking Day with your kids!
Go for a Walk
Going for a walk is pretty much a given for celebrating National Walking Day on April 1, but, to make THIS day different, try taking a walk on a new-to-you trail, take a walk around a neighborhood other than your own, or even take a drive to a special place (ahem, we don’t mean Target) to walk around.
While you’re going for your walk, you might consider turning into an educational outing with some scavenger hunts! My boys really love doing scavenger hunts and will usually try to make a competition out of it. #momlife, am I right? This brings us to the next suggestion…
Have a Walking Competition
Charge up your smart watch or grab a pedometer and get walking! It could be fun to see how many steps each person does in a day. I would think the kids would walk more than the adults, but….who knows?!
Not interested in having a day-long walking competition? Go for a walk around the neighborhood and give the kids challenges like “let’s see who can walk the fastest to the next driveway!”
Get Some New Walking Shoes
When’s the last time everyone in the family got new sneakers? Whether you hop in the car and head to the nearest store or order some new sneakers online, National Walking Day is a great
excuse reason to get some new sneakers!
Make Some Lists
Grab some paper and a pencil (I actually prefer pens, but…you do you!) and start making some lists with the kids. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Which songs have the word “walk” in the title? In the lyrics? (This website should help!)
- Which books are about taking a walk? Have the word “walk” in the title?
- Which movies have the word “walk” in the title (This website could help!)
Then, once you have some lists made, consider making plans to read one of those books or watch one of those movies together!
Write a Story
Encourage the kids to use the imaginations and write a story about going for a walk! What would they see? What would they hear? Feel? Smell? In which season are they taking this walk? Are they going for a walk by themselves or with a friend or family member? The possibilities are pretty much endless! If you want to encourage even more creativity, let them create some illustrations to go along with their story. My boys love using blank books to write and illustrate their own stories just like in published stories!
Stay safe and enjoy quality time with your families,