1 HIT THE PLAYGROUND

Most kids find the playground irresistible. They work all their muscles as they try challenging slides, climbers, monkey bars and swings. Parents, bring extras like balls, jump ropes and kites.

2 TAKE A FAMILY HIKE

Hiking is an excellent way to spend quality exercise time with your kids. Jeff Alt's Get Your Kids Hiking has great ideas on adding hiking into your family's fitness and fun.

3 HAVE A HOUSE PARTY

Dancing works any time and anywhere. Push back the couch and do the electric slide and soul-train line right in your living room. Take the party outside , too!

4 ROLLER SKATE OR ROLLER BLADE

These different activities offer hours of fun, competition and exercise. Don't forget your safety gear.

5 WALKING

Spring is the perfect time to create a new family ritual of walking in the early morning, afternoon or evening. A great way to boost everyone's energy and mood.