20 ways to get outside this spring
It's officially spring in the Pacific Northwest, so take advantage and get outdoors while you can. How should you soak up the sun with your family? Here are 20 ideas to get you started.
20 outdoor activities
- Play basketball with a friend.
- Walk to the library to get a book.
- Play tag.
- Jump rope.
- Walk around the block with friends.
- Play catch.
- Draw pictures with sidewalk chalk.
- Play foursquare with friends.
- Play hopscotch.
- Go for a family walk.
- Go on a bike ride.
- Set up an outdoor obstacle course.
- Hula hoop.
- Go to the park.
- Join a sports team at school or in your community.
- Go to the zoo.
- Play Frisbee.
- Go skateboarding.
- Play Simon Says.
Ready, Set, Go! 5210
Ready, Set, Go! 5210 is a community-based initiative in Pierce County to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth and families. Healthy choices are easier to make in a healthy environment with access to healthy foods and physical activity. Ready, Set, Go! aims to improve health in Pierce County by making healthy changes where people live, learn, work and play. The primary target of Ready, Set, Go! is children and youth from birth to 18 years old, but everyone can benefit from the 5-2-1-0 message.
What does 5-2-1-0 stand for?
Aim for 5 servings of fruits & vegetables every day
Aim for 2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day
Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity every day
Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar every day
This story was originally published in August 2013 and updated in March 2018.