Kids seem to have boundless energy, but they sometimes need a little prodding to stay active these days. As school gets into full swing, it's the perfect time to get your children off the couch and into some regular exercise with friends. Discover some fun ways to engage your kids in sports this fall, just in time for football season.
Easy-To-Make Batting Tee
Making sports more accessible to young children is one of the best ways to foster a passion for sports. Your child will be able to master the fundamentals of hitting a baseball using a batting tee without the worry of being hit or becoming frustrated due to missing the ball. Here's all you need:
- Pool noodle
- Cutting tool
All you need to do is stake the dowel a few inches into the ground and place the pool noodle over it. You can then adjust and cut the noodle so that it sits just above your child's waist. After that, you can simply rest a ball on top and let your little slugger have at it.
Get Your Heart Rate Up With Racquetball
With just a few simple items, you can make a set of racquetball rackets. Then all you need to do is pick a spot with a wall and smooth ground to bounce a ball off, such as your driveway. Here's all you need to get started.
- Noodles (at least two)
- Mesh bags (like the kind you would find bundled with fruit)
- Duct tape
- A cutting tool
- Bouncing ball
First, you will cut around six inches off each noodle. Then, you will bend the noodles together so that each end matches the other with a slight opening on one side. Using duct tape, secure the handles together. Finally, use duct tape to secure the mesh bag over the opening. The bags should be taut enough that you can use the rackets to bounce the ball when it comes to you.
These fun ways to engage your kids in sports will create a lifelong love of physical activity. If they love these activities, it can be the perfect time to enroll them in team sports such as football, basketball, and baseball.
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