Feeling a little stir-crazy from being stuck inside?
Have your kids turned into couch potatoes?
Here are 15 fun ways to get your kids up and moving!
1. Build a Masking Tape Track.
Both my son and daughter loved doing this! They didn’t turn on the TV once- they just played cars all day long.
This is seriously one of the most creative things I’ve seen!
3. Indoor bowling
Set up a pyramid of plastic cups, then bowl any type of ball (tennis, large soft ball, mini bean bag) at the pyramid and take turns knocking the cups down.
4. Play Tape Shapes
(click the title for all the instructions!).
5. Balloon Toss
Blow up a bunch of balloons, and then see how long your kids can keep them in their air. For younger children, just one balloon can be a challenge, but older children may need to juggle three to four balloons to get them really moving. Sure, this game might sound easy, but give it a try before you decide. Your arms will get quite a workout. For more fun, make it a competition and see who can keep their balloons in the air the longest!
6. Make an indoor hopscotch.
Even if you didn’t want to make one, you could use masking tape to make the outline on your carpet.
7. Play freeze dance.
Turn on the radio or a favorite CD and get everybody dancing. Then, stop the music, and everyone has to stop dancing too. Catch somebody still moving? They’re out of the game. Last one still dancing wins!
8. Have a Pillow Case Race.
9. Make your own Cereal Box City.
10. Play Traveling Basketball.
Place a large bowl or bucket in each room and give each player a rolled-up sock. Have the players stand in the doorway and take aim, trying to get their sock into the bowl. As each player scores, he progresses to the next room. The first person to complete the entire circuit is the winner.
11. Have an Indoor Snowball Fight.
Round up all the socks from your drawers and use them as “indoor snowballs” to attack each other (or you could use these cute indoor snowballs . . . either works just fine!). Build “forts” out of items around the house and spend the day strategizing and attacking. 🙂
12. Play Marbles.
This Box Game is a fun twist on regular marbles and gets pretty competitive!
13. Do the Penguin Shuffle.
Challenge your kids to see who can do it faster!
14. Try Ribbon Dancing.
You could just grab one long ribbon or go crazy and make your own ribbon dancers then turn on some music and see what your kids do!
15. Make your own Rain Gutter Race Track.
Looking for more Indoor Activities for Kids? My wife has 101 different ideas over on her blog. You can check it out HERE!
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Have a great day!