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What To Do When You Are Stuck at Home

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 Scientific Advisory Panel, 2006