A great way to start the conversation with your child about becoming more active is to fill out a family physical activity contract.  It allows you and your child to agree upon a special prize that they would receive if they are able to complete the contract by being active at least 60 minutes a day.  

This is not meant to be something to hang over your child's head to "make" them be more active, but meant to be more of a motivational tool to get them to want to be more active.  The goal is to get your child to understand why it is important to be active and to have them want to be active.  As your child becomes more active, this contract may not even be necessary.  Give it a try and see how it goes!

Physical Activity Family Contract  

I, _________________ agree to be physically active 60 minutes a day in order to keep my body healthy.  We, ________________ and ______________ understand that there may be some instances in our normal routine that may not allow ____________________ to be active for 60 minutes on a certain day and that these instances will be allowed for once and awhile. 

If ________________ is able to complete 60 minutes a day for the period of ________________, he/she will be given the special prize of _______________, 

as agreed upon by _________________ and _________________.  If ______________ does not complete the required 60 minutes of physical activity a day for the set time period above, the special prize will not be awarded. 

Signed: 

 

_____________________ 

(Child) 

 

_____________________ 

(Parent/special adult)

 

_____________________ 

(Date)

 

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