Winning the battle of the screens with your kids can seem like a daunting task sometimes. But if you’re serious about getting them to put down the iPhone or tablet, look no further than the swim spa in your own backyard! Here are some simple ways to get your kids excited about doing something active, fun, and best of all, at home.
1. Dance Off
Let your kids put together a playlist of their all-time favorite songs and encourage them to create water routines. If you’ve got more than one kid to entertain, challenge them to a dance-off and be the judge. You can even offer fun prizes, like letting the winner choose what the family eats for dinner.
2. Boat Races
Help them build a boat out of popsicle sticks or plastic cups, and then let them decorate with markers or stickers. Once the boats are ready and of course, named, turn on the jets and set them off on a race. Or, if you’ve only got one kiddo, set a timer and see if they can set a personal record.
This one’s great for parties or to involve the whole family. Play some volleyball in your swim spa with any beachball, using a towel or pool noodle as your net. Challenge the other players to see how long you can keep the ball in the air.
This one requires at least two people, but the more the better. The first person performs a task or trick in the swim spa while everyone tries to copy. Every time someone gets it wrong, they get a letter. The first person who spells FISH loses.
Aqua Pools understands the value of family time and we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect pool or swim spa for all your needs. Contact us today and let us get you started on the path with a splash.