I think it is so important to keep kids moving and active. One fun thing we like to do is set up Obstacle Courses. It keeps my boys entertained for hours.... and when they are done, they are exhausted. Does it get any better than that? :-)
It doesn't have to be fancy -- and you can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want. We just used things we had lying around. Once I started putting it together, the kids starting coming up with their own ideas. Here's what our course looked like:
Fun, right? Give it a try, and let me now how it goes.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)