Last week I gave you some tips on how to get the whole family to exercise more together.  Here are some more fun exercises to do with younger – and older! – family members.


Place hands on floor in front of you and crawl forward slowly, then backward as you and your children sing. (Do 5 repetitions, rest, then 5 more). This exercise is a good stretch and tones your back, knees and thighs.

The eensy weensy spider crawled across the floor Spider crouch

Then he crawled back and crawled again once more

If you watch a spider, you might be surprised,

Cause the eensy weensy spider loves to exerciseSpider Drawing




On hands and knees, keeping back as straight as possible do the “Doggie and the Fire Plug”: Keeping right knee bent, lift up as high as possible. Repeat 10 times. Rest and repeat another 10 times. Rest and do the same with other knee, (right knee on floor, left in air). Song is to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.

The doggie and the plug

The doggie and the plug

He likes your shoes, and loves your rug 

The doggie and the plug. Dog & Woman

Lift your leg up high

Lift your leg up high 

Way up high,

To the sky

Lift your leg up high

The doggie likes the plug

The doggie likes the plug

He likes to cuddle,

Loves to hug

But, oh, he loves that plug!


Re-evaluate each family member’s eating and exercise habits every3-5 weeks. Make changes if things aren’t working out. Support each other by talking, listening and encouraging.

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