One of our favorite things to do as a family is nightly walks. It’s great exercise and we’ve found a way that makes it enjoyable for the kids too. When we first got married we would go on an evening walk usually on Sundays since it’s a more relaxing day and a nice way to start the week, talk and enjoy nature. When we lived in Virginia and I was pregnant with Brent we walked a ton since it was supposed to help induce healthy labor. Plus we also had Bruce and it was good exercise for him, and us. When Tessa was a newborn we continued to do our daily walks even though it was winter in Utah. It was fun to bundle up and get out of the house (we would push Tessa in her stroller that had a zipped winter cover).
When we lived in Texas, we still wanted to do our walk and since it was so hot, we usually wouldn’t go until the sun went down and we had the kids bring their mini flashlights which they absolutely love! It makes it fun for them especially if we’re going for a long walk and they’re in the stroller. We’ve still been doing our favorite family activity with the flashlights and it’s still great to stretch your legs at the end of the day, relax, breathe fresh air and talk together. If you’re looking for a way to walk more, get more exercise and feel refreshed, adopt our evening walk tradition! 🙂
[mini flashlights from the dollar store, we love our BOB Sport Utility Duallie double jogging Stroller from my parents and I always wear my nerdy runner’s vest similar to this one with a blinking bike light in the safety vest pocket]
4 thoughts on “Favorite family activity: flashlight walks”
Love this idea! Good for you guys to establish this healthy tradition.
This is such a great idea! We take walks occasionally on Saturday but I think we should make this a tradition!
First off, let me say – your kids are the cutest! It ‘s great to have those special “just us” traditions in a family. Isn’t it amazing what the kids can spot with their flashlights when it’s dark outside? It’s awesome to bring their attention to little things, they would probably never notice during a bright sunny the day 🙂
Thank you so much! Yes, I love how curious kids are about the world! Thanks for reading!