A few ideas for this holiday period
If it is raining out try these indoor activities to keep your children moving. Or why not let the kids use the garage or carport as a play space. Most importantly remember to be a positive role model for your kids. Get out there and be active yourself and enjoy having quality active family time.
Kids’ classes Sign up the kids for a group class, gymnastics, martial arts, dancing, badminton or go to an indoor pool and start swimming.
Dance Get the children to put on their favourite music, crank it up and dance around the room.
Invent indoor adventures Make huts or forts in their room and imagine you are out camping. Act out the adventures that you will have. Go on nature walks around the house and imagine all the amazing wildlife you can see.
Have a family step competition See who can get the most steps in a week with a family pedometer competition, great for those older kids.
Hopscotch Using chalk or masking tape mark out a hopscotch grid on the garage or carport floor and using a rock or button to throw on the square, then hop through the grid missing the square with the marker on the way to the top and pick it up on the way back down the hopscotch grid.
Indoor mini golf competition Get some plastic golf clubs from a toy shop and set up a course using cups for the holes and house hold items as obstacles.
Scavenger hunt Write a list of items the kids need to find, or tasks they need to complete around the house within a certain time frame. The winning team are the ones who ticked off the most items on the list. With older kids this can be taken to the local park or creek and you can really cover some distance
Hula hoop Not only can you use the hula hoop in the traditional way swinging it around your waist, you can use it in relay races or running beside it keeping it rolling.
Family walks Bundle up and get outside as a family. Walk together and see if the kids can name as many plants or birds as possible.
Rope jump Hold on to the end of a rope and get each child to stand around you in a circle, just a little closer than the length of the rope. Swing the rope around low and encourage the children to jump over it every time it comes past them.