Teen Video Game Scavenger Hunt
Updated: Nov 13, 2020
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Motivating your teen to turn off the video games and get moving can be extremely challenging!
Lately, so many families have been expressing their difficulties motivating their teens to be more active – both friends and potential clients!
Many times, parents tell me they are met with the eye roll, total refusal, or complete lack of enthusiasm when suggesting physical activities. I’m guessing this doesn’t make movement and enjoyable experience for either the parents, or their children.
In today’s world, we’ve made movement into something we HAVE to do, not something we enjoy. However, movement should be pleasurable, not something that we dread. Instead of trying to encourage your teen to “exercise,” I suggest trying to find ways to move that make their body and mind feel good!
One of the best ways to do this is by making movement FUN. To help you out, I’ve created a scavenger hunt for your teens with a video game theme! Between set-up (which is minimal) and completion, it should take no more than 30 minutes.
Simply, click on the link below to download:
If you do download this scavenger hunt, I would love for you to share your experiences during this scavenger hunt with me on Facebook or Instagram! It helps me know what blogs you are all liking and would want to see more of.
Some of these activities may not work for your family and your life, so please feel free to modify the activity to fit your family! If your child cannot do the exact number of repetitions that is mentioned, then decrease them! It is more important for them to do it correctly and safely than to finish a certain number.
If you’re looking for some more movement ideas, check out my past blogs! There’s a lot of ideas in there :) I suggest sitting down with your teen and discussing which physical activities they would enjoy. You might be surprised. Don’t forget, family walks, yoga, tennis, swimming, and cleaning are all forms of physical activity!
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If you are still having difficulty motivating your teen to get moving after this scavenger hunt, and would like to speak with an occupational therapist, we offer FREE LIFESTYLE CONSULTS. In this consult, we can discuss your specific concerns! Just email Samantha@theot4me.com, fill out this form, or call 561-223-1620 to reserve your spot.
Looking for a fun way to include some fruits and veggies? Check out my Fruit and Veggie Filled Mickey Ice Cream Bars – they are one of my favorite desserts!
Let’s make healthy fun,
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