How many times have you heard “Mom play with me” or “Mom I am bored, let’s do something” and you’ve left all your duties just to play with your child? We think that it is absolutely important for you to play with your kid and spend most of your time with him/her,…
Active Indoor Games for Kids
The winter months can be detrimental to a child’s health. It’s easiest to just sit a child in front of the TV and snuggle up when it’s cold. However, the health of children should be a top priority, even when it’s too cold to play outside. To curb the indoor routine, here are a few games that will keep children active and healthy.
Do As I’m Doing: The parent should be first to show the children what to do. Start off with a few fun moves such as making silly faces and then progressively do actions that require more movement such as jumping up and down. Each child should have a turn.
Indoor Hopscotch: Who says you need sidewalk to play hopscotch? Using masking tape, create squares or any other way you know how to play this fun schoolyard game. Use a beanbag or other type of marker and have the children play hopscotch. Add some more fun by playing some upbeat music.
DIY Balance Beam: Break out the masking tape again and make a line for the children to balance on. A challenging way to play this is by enforcing more rules such as walking backwards or hopping on one foot.
Dance Parties: A lot of kids like to embrace their inner dancer. It’s the easiest one to set up since it only requires a music device. Everyone wins. Blast their favorite tunes and the children will have had a workout without even know it.
Being indoors doesn’t mean kids have to be inactive. Get the creative juices flowing and the little ones off the couch!