Kids urged to get active over Easter with smartphone App

QUEENSLAND kids are being urged to remain active over the Easter break with the help of a new smartphone app.

The Daily Physical Activity Guide is a mix of 78 group and individual activities which are designed to develop movement skills like balance, running, jumping, catching, and hopping.

Sports Minister Steve Dickson said the Easter break was the perfect time for kids to experience the fun side of physical activity.

"The Daily Physical Activity Guide app acts as a manual for teachers and parents to show children how to make active living and learning a way of life," he said.

"If the kids are getting restless during the school holidays, or on their return to school, this is the perfect way to keep them busy while getting their hearts pumping, and working off some of those Easter eggs."

Mr Dickson said since its release in February the app, which is available through iTunes, has been downloaded more than 1500 times.

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