Host Your Own Olympic Games for the Kids
Games for the Grass: Backyard Gymnastics
What you need: A can of water-based athletic-field striping paint (Rust-Oleum Athletic Field Inverted Striping Spray, $7.50, amazon.com).
How to play: First, paint a straight, even stripe on a flat section of lawn to stand in for a balance beam. (A standard beam is four inches wide by 16 feet long, if you’re feeling fastidious.) Then challenge team members to perform a series of increasingly difficult maneuvers without straying from the stripe: walking backward; hopping on one foot; and doing cartwheels.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.