So you can't go out because the weather is just too yucky. That doesn't mean you can't play around while you're inside!
Turn on some tunes and start moving–dancing around is a great way to express yourself and have a lot of fun. Maybe your dog will even join in and try some new dance moves. If there's an exercise show you like on TV, give that a try. Grab a Hula-Hoop and make up some hula dances. If there is enough room, you can jump rope and count how many times you jump without missing.
Use a basketball hoop with over-the-door hooks and a basketball made of soft foam to play indoors. Or use a balled-up sock and a bucket. Have a tournament with everyone in the house–see who can make the most shots in a row!More things to do when you're stuck at home:
- Do gymnastics or tumbling (make sure you have enough room).
- Set up a scavenger hunt.
- Blow up a balloon and play volleyball.
- Hit a balloon or balled-up sock around and try not to let it hit the floor.
- Play Twister.
More fun ideas:
Five Fun Ways To Get Physical
Get in the Groove with the 10-Minute Move
Top 5 Reasons Why Physical Activity Is Cool
Reviewed by the Kidnetic.com Scientific Advisory Panel, 2006