No one likes to exercise. Even kids hate the idea of getting up and doing something mundane, like jumping jacks or walking. Instead of trying to get your kids to do boring exercises, why not make exercise into a game.
Whether it’s interactive video games or indoor bowling, your kids can have fun while exercising. The following ideas will get your kids up and moving without complaining. Let’s take a closer look at games to get kids moving.
Games to Get Kids Moving
What could be more fun than bowling indoors? You can purchase small plastic bowling sets in many toy stores or you can make your own. This article from Mommy Poppins will show you everything you need to get started. Best of all, it involves recycling. Kids of all ages will have fun with this one.
Backyard Obstacle Course
This is such a fun idea because it works the whole body. Best of all, your kids will never realize that they’re exercising. This article from Simple Kids shows you everything you need to create a course that requires balancing, crawling, jumping, pulling and riding, reaching and tossing, splashing, and walking and weaving. Your kids will also sleep really well after this game.
Fun with Bikes
In this article from Cool Mom Picks you’ll find ten great ways to make riding bikes into a game. Your kids will love riding their bikes again when you break out these ideas. Whether your kids learn to paint with their bikes or ride through a custom bike wash, these ideas will keep them busy for hours.
It’s no surprise that kids love video games. On rainy days, some of these games can actually be great exercise for your kids. While they shouldn’t completely replace outdoor exercise, interactive video games can be a great option when outdoor play is limited. Just Dance Kids is the perfect Wii game to get kids moving. You can find a whole list of more active video games here.
A scavenger hunt is another great way to get kids off the couch. This article offers up ten unique ideas to help ensure that you always have great ideas to choose from. Scavenger hunts are great for the mind and can be a great way to keep kids moving for a couple hours.
Oldies But Goodies
And of course there’s always all the old favorites that we used to play when we were little: hula hoop, bean bag toss, badminton.
There are so many fun games to get kids moving. The important thing is to choose games that your kids will think are fun. Whether it’s a backyard obstacle course or a scavenger hunt, you can find a game that will get kids moving.
How do you get your kids moving?