Uh oh, winter is here and the kids are cooped up inside. Without being able to go outside and run around, how will they burn off all that energy?
Never fear, there are actually a lot of activities—both indoor and outdoor—to keep kids physically active in the winter. Here’s a list of some great ways to get your kids moving:
1. Obviously, playing in the snow (if you have it). This one might be a given, but it’s a great way to get them to expend a lot of energy. After building a snowman and sledding, make sure you get in a snowball fight! Don’t have snow? Have an indoor snowball fight with paper. (Just try not to break anything).
2. Sports! There are plenty of winter sports you kids can do both indoors and outdoors. You’ve got basketball, wrestling, hockey, martial arts, indoor swimming, gymnastics, skiing, bowling, crossfit, indoor rock climbing, and ice skating. You may be able to find some of these activities at your local Y.
3. Bring in outside toys like hula hoops, jump rope, and balls. Again, watch out for breaking lamps!