HEALTHY LIVING | 2.15.17 | by Terra Wellington
With the break in spring weather comes allergy season. And if your children need to stay indoors, cabin fever can set in … just like it’s winter. So we’ve put together some fun indoor active play ideas to keep your children active, and keep you sane.
Read on for simple indoor active play ideas ⬇
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Get Your Child Exercising Through A Scavenger Hunt
The American Heart Association has an example of using an indoor scavenger hunt to get your children moving — this is more fun for kids who know how to read.
Remember Hopscotch? Do It Indoors
Most parents remember doing hopscotch outdoors, perhaps with a chalk outline on a sidewalk. But it can easily be done indoors with some masking tape — even masking tape on carpet.
Check out this short video of a hopscotch-er doing yo-yo at the same time! A workout for mind and muscles.
Get on That Hopper
Children will hop around the house for an hour or two on a hopper. It burns tons of calories and engages the imagination. Even if a TV is on, you’ll find that kids get up and go a lot with a hopper. Better yet, turn on some music while you clean house, and your child will hop around the whole time!
Explore in Play Tents
We’re talking not just a tent where you sit, but ones that have tunnels and play balls. Here are several that engage physical movement, play, and imagination.
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