Fun ways to get active
Whether it’s playing with friends or family, or taking part in sports and other physical activities, being active is good for everyone!
Sounds simple but the basic rule is that sport and activity should be enjoyable
Handy action toys
Keep a football, basketball or tennis ball handy to grab on your way outdoors for an easy 20 minutes of fun.
Encourage kids to try a range of sports and activities to develop a range of skills and find one or two that they really like.
Take the lead
Kids take their cues from their parents – so make activity a regular part of your family routine.
Join a local club
It’s a great way for kids to get fit, have fun and meet new friends. Who knows, you could have a future top athlete on your hands!
To find out more about joining a local club, visit these websites:
Rugby League: nrl.com.au
Rugby Union: rugby.com.au
Surf Life Saving: slsa.com.au
Develop a new family activity such as indoor rock climbing, bike riding, skiing, or sailing
Leave the car behind
Leave the car behind and introduce kids to the way we all once got around – walking or riding bikes with them.
Find a balance
Help kids find their own balance of friends, physical activities, indoor play and homework with unstructured play such as daydreaming, creating, thinking and reading.