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Challenge your family to get into life

Challenge your family to get into life
These are challenges to help your family get more out of life – but they're so much fun, they won’t really feel that challenging at all! Plus, you can try our handy tips to help get you started.


  • Reduce the temptation of electronic media and put your smartphone or laptop in a cupboard or somewhere out of sight for an hour and see if you can keep it up. It’s hard for children to remember not to touch. 

  • Reduce the temptation of electronic media and put your smartphone or laptop in a cupboard or somewhere out of sight for an hour and see if you can keep it up. It’s hard for children to remember not to touch. 

  • Try making some art while out for a walk this week. Paper rubbings are a great way to add some fun to a walk. Take some sheets of paper and some crayons along with you and encourage the kids to place their paper over any surface they find interesting, then rub the side of their crayon gently over the paper. Voila! An image of the surface underneath will appear as if by magic. Surfaces for rubbings can be anything from interesting pavers, brick walls, a fence, or rocks and leaves in the garden.

  • The garden is a constant source of wonder for young kids, so why not get them involved? They can help with fun, active tasks like digging holes for plants, carrying watering cans or raking leaves into piles. If you plant herbs or vegies you could even pop around to say hello to your neighbours with some yummy, home-grown food!

  • Can you all get up and move about in every ad break during your favourite TV show this week?