Work some play-breaks into the day, and be flexible with the daily school and work-from-home schedule – allow for some spontaneous activity breaks. There are a variety of ways to do this that can make getting moving fun and encourage the whole family to get involved. This is also a good way to keep the kids busy to allow for some valuable free time for the parents. According to Kids Health, people who are regularly active benefit from lower cholesterol, stronger muscles and bones, lower risk of becoming overweight, along with many other physical and emotional benefits, so engaging in some energy-busting physical education is an important addition to a family’s daily schedule.
- Dance party – take turns choosing music to keep it fun and interesting
- YouTube has many channels with yoga, pilates, dance lessons, and other exercise options:
- In-house obstacle course – https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/indoor-activities/indoor-obstacle-course
- Create and outdoor exercise station – https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/activity/backyard-fitness-circuit-course/
- Challenges – handstands, push-ups, plank, etc – http://greatfutures.club/wp-content/uploads/attachments/fun_fitness_activities_for_kids.pdf
- Go outside for a walk, bike ride, outdoor scavenger hunt, bird watching (maintaining social distancing), spruce up the yard https://www.thespruce.com/scavenger-or-treasure-hunts-for-kids-3542300