Cooler weather is upon us here in Saskatchewan already. Our seasons are so messed up, we go from hot summer, to cool fall in a week. And then very quickly we end up in winter. It’s all summer, summer, summer, fall, winter, winter, winter, spring, and back to summer all over again. From one extreme to the next. Having indoor energy burning activities is a must for rainy days and cold winter days.
10 Indoor Energy Burning Activities
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This is a favorite kids game. It can be fun and easy for parents to bust some energy out of their kids simply by calling our “Simon says ____. ” You can have your kids hopping in place or crab walking around the dining room table.
Red Light, Green Light
If you have a good amount of space for your kids to move back and forth red light, green light is fun. We like to change it up a bit with crab walking, wiggling like a worm, etc. Different movements to burn energy.
Painter’s Tape Hop Scotch
Painter’s Tape doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind so you can use it on the floors. Make a Hop Scotch for them to hop through in between subjects or on the way to a different room.
Just turning music on in my house is enough for my kids to bust a move and burn energy. Plus it can be a fun workout for moms too!
You might have to buy this one or make it with some paper plates. Its a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.
Blow up some balloons and knock them back and forth. Fun!
Hide and Seek
We have three floors. That is three floors of hiding spaces, two sets of stairs to go up and down. Lots of energy worn off before bed, or before sitting down to school.
While you have the music on and you’re dancing around hit pause for a second. Play a game of freeze dance, or maybe even freeze tag.
Yoga (for Kids)
My kids love(!) cosmic kids yoga. We all have our own yoga mats, spread them out across the living room and stretch together.
Go over the dining room chair, under the coffee table, and wiggle across the sofa. Turn your home into a simple obstacle course.