Here in Northern Minnesota our Winters get long. Very long. It seems like we have a good six months of Winter and cold, icky weather. Being cooped up inside for that long can be taxing on both Mom and the kids. Kids get bored and they don’t get to wear off all their energy being inside all day. That’s why I get creative and love to find new ways to keep my kids active even when we can’t go outdoors. We just had a long stretch of extreme cold temperatures and we were stuck inside for weeks on end. We came up with some fun ideas and the kids are still asking to do them everyday. These were a big hit with my kids so I had to share! My kids love this fortune teller from Team Kellogg’s! I printed them off and we made them together. I have to admit that I haven’t made a fortune teller since grade school so it was a good thing it included folding instructions! You can print them off too and create them with your kids!
- Create an indoor obstacle course with pillows, chairs, benches, pool noodles, whatever you have on hand
- Lay out bubble wrap and have the kids hop and jump until all the bubbles are popped
- Have animal races with the kids imitating different animals; Crab walk, slither like a snake, etc
- Play keep the balloon off the floor and don’t let the balloon touch the floor; bop it, hit it, dive for it
What are some of your favorite ways to get active with your kids indoors? I’d love to hear your ideas!
Visit Team Kellogg’s Great Starts Tips site for even more great ideas!