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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.


  • Every day this week, smile at a stranger.  For kids, it could be someone outside of their year at school, and for you, someone at the shops. Notice how good you feel knowing that you just brightened up someone’s day!  (TIP: if smiling at strangers feels too uncomfortable, you could instead choose to give out a compliment to someone you do know!)

  • Try starting your own club or team and invite other families to join. Whether it’s your extended family, the neighbours or friends, your club or team could play a sport, go on weekly walks, or visit Canberra's great parks and nature reserves! Not only will you spend time together being active, you'll avoid paying registration fees!

  • Do two activities with your family and either another family or friends from our printable Resources.

  • 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. 

  • Ask one of your kids to be the 'table captain' for a week. For example, as a 'table captain' your child sets the table, takes the family's meals from the kitchen to the table, gets drinks and clears the table (depending on their age of course!). Get each of your children to take a turn over different weeks.