When trying to keep your kids active when they can’t go outside sometimes you need to get a little creative! Below are some of our favorite games to play to keep your kids moving and having FUN on days they have to stay in the house.
Playing the Floor is Lava is SO much fun. And now you can spare the furniture and buy the actual game they sell in stores! The game comes with a spinner, 25 colored foam tiles, and 27 action cards that ramp-up the fun on this classic game of imagination and adventure. Remember, DON’T TOUCH THE FLOOR!
Simon Says is a sure-fire way to get your kids moving without getting bored! There are ALWAYS knew things Simon could tell them to do! Whether it be jumping jacks, hopping on one leg, crawling on the floor, etc. This game will keep your kids guessing using not only their body, but their brain too!
If you have competitive kids, play different ways to “race” them around the house. You can time them, tell them they have to make it from their bedroom and back in 30 seconds, race them around the kitchen table, etc. When you add a little friendly competition it will give them more of a reason to keep running!
If your kids want to play video games, instead of giving them a Nintendo where they just sit on the couch and stare at the screen, have them play video games that get them MOVING! Games like Dance Dance Revolution, WII Fit, Just Dance, and so many MORE! This will give them what they want but also what they need!
Let the fun begin!