Labor Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy some family time! With the kids at home and the sun shining, why not plan some fun activities that the whole family can enjoy together? Explore your surroundings by trying to find local activities that everyone will enjoy.

Here are some fun ideas:

Have a Berry Blast

Have you ever tried berry picking? Travel to your favorite local farmers market to pick out your own strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. The kids will love exploring through the bushes and choosing their own perfect bunch. The best part is that whatever you grab, you get to take home with you. Use these local berries to whip up a great salad or fruit bowl with a burst of blueberry flavor. You could also try making a tangy fruit smoothie with Greek yogurt; or simply eat them by the handful.

Pack the Kayak

Want to enjoy the water? Try heading out to your local bay or harbor and rent a kayak. What could be more fun than competing with your family in a kayak race? You can wade across a calm lake with toddlers or kick it up a notch and try teaming up to paddle across a flowing river. The kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re exercising their body. Kayaking is perfect for the whole family.

Test a Trail

Rather than driving around this weekend, take advantage of the beautiful weather by going for a family bike ride. Research the bike trails in your areas in advance for maximum entertainment. Choose a path that is a few miles long and has several good places to take a break and relax. Remember to bring snacks to keep the kids happy and energized.

Picnic for Lunch

The warm weather and sunny skies call for a picnic this Labor Day weekend. Take advantage of the beautiful local state park near you and gather the family for a picnic. Pack some healthy snacks, plenty of water, and fresh fruit. Spend time enjoying your lunch together and make a day of it. After lunch, you can play a game of family Frisbee, boys vs. girls’ softball, or bring a set of horseshoes and have some fun! Not only is this a great way to get active but it makes it easy to have a healthy lunch while getting some fresh air.

Work Out the Weekend

Want to try something new? Try signing up for an exciting exercise class. One of the biggest crazes going on right now is kickboxing. It’s a great way to stay active while still having fun! What’s even better is that many of the kickboxing facilities offer kids, teen, and adult classes. Options like these allow kids to have fun learning a new activity while their parents can enjoy their daily exercise. Not into kickboxing? No sweat! Check out deals on Groupon for more ideas like family cooking classes or instrument lessons for a great price.

With the free time on your hands, make the end of the summer fun for the whole family with some of these suggestions. Ditch the couch! There’s no limit to what you can do, so get out there, explore your surroundings, try something new but most importantly enjoy the weekend together.

Author's Bio: 

Bonnie R. Giller helps chronic dieters break free of the pain of dieting and get the healthy body they love. She does this by creating a tailored solution that combines three essential ingredients: a healthy mindset, caring support and nutrition education.

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Bonnie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and has her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. She has worked in medical nutrition therapy and counseling for over 28 years.

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