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Pace and Count

By recording the number of steps it takes to get to different places, your child will build his math skills and learn about the benefits of exercise.


  • 20 to 30 minutes


  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil


In this game, pacing is the purpose, not a way to kill time. Use a pencil and paper to measure and record distances around the house in steps. Examples might be steps to the mailbox, to the front door, to the corner, etc.


  • Explore the neighborhood in the same way.
  • Buy inexpensive pedometers and measure how far you both go in a set amount of time.
  • Chart several days, striving to increase the steps while talking about the benefits of exercise.