We don’t have crazy winters here, but when we do…crazy! Most of the time, it’s just cold and wet and why isn’t our grass growing so we don’t have mud in our backyard here. And since we have two napping in the afternoons, these two bigs are stuck at home to get out all of their after school silliness.
Fortunately, they are very creative and inspired to get themselves moving.
They tend to have their favorites and things that they go back to, so they helped me put this list of 5 things to keep them active and moving together.
1. Create an indoor obstacle course
They have been doing this for as long as I can remember. They love to use pillow, blankets, toys, boxes, shoes and paper. They will grab anything they can get their hands on to create a fun indoor obstacle course that they can do. They even asked to create a video to demonstrate how they set it up and ran through the course. (Watch it now!)
Sometimes it’s just what the doctor ordered….with careful supervision of course!
There are so many options from a swing, to a trapeze, to hanging from bars. It’s amazing how tired the girls are after hanging and playing on it!
Sometimes kids like a little more structure. You can print out this list of 10 things and set a timer for 10 seconds, 20 seconds, or even 30 seconds and have them do each activity for that long. Then, take a break in between and move onto the next one. The best thing is, there isn’t any equipment needed and you only need as much space as your body takes up to do a jumping jack!
Turn on your favorite kid jams and get the kids moving. Let them take turns requesting a song, or just go rogue. If you have a gaming system, look into a dance game. This is even a great way to get adults moving, too!
When they have burned off all of their winter wiggles, they are sure to want a snack. (When are kids NOT asking for snacks?). We were recently sent some Honey Main Go Bites to try out.
Want to see what the girls think of them? Check out their video!
I’m good with the snack for them because Honey Maid Go Bites provide kids with about 15% of both the recommended daily value! The crispy graham pockets filled with delicious ingredients, and made with 7g of whole grains and 5g of protein per serving. They are baked with whole grains, contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors and are available in both chocolate and vanilla flavored fillings.
How do you keep your kids active and moving during the winter?
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