Fun Ways to Break Up TV Time

August 28th, 2011 | By Marjie No Comments

Most kids spend more time watching TV and less time running and playing

It’s important to find creative ways to exercise and play every day, and it is FUN and HEALTHY, too! Quiet time for reading and homework is fine, but you should limit the time you spend watching TV, playing video games or surfing the web so you have more time to play!

So if you’re going to watch TV or play computer games, break it up! Pause the game or movie and take Let’s Move! breaks! Here are some active and fun ideas:

  • Jumping jacks n Dancing
  • Racing up and down the stairs
  • Sit-ups n Stretching
  • Jogging in place n Push-ups
  • Active house chores
  • Come up with your own activities and share them with friends and family!


Use our Screen Time Log to keep track of how much time you’re spending in front of the TV or computer each week.


Adapted with permission from Michelle Obama’s Let’s MOVE initiative

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