3 Physical Activities to Keep Kids Moving

physical activities for kids winter break

The holidays are right around the corner which means your kiddos school breaks are approaching. School isn’t just for learning, it’s also a time where kids get to get their energy out and exercise! When on holiday breaks for a few weeks, they’re not involved in sports and PE, so they’re not getting the daily dose of physical activity they’re used to. Though holidays can mean lots of snuggling and downtime, we still want to make sure the kids are getting in exercise where they can. 

Below we’ve included 3 printable activities you can do from home that’ll keep your kids moving while still having fun. 

1. Connect the Dots

This game combines the well-known connect the activity with some movement. Not only can the kids get active, but they can also practice those fine motor skills as well—double the fun! Here’s how it works: 

  • Each movement has corresponding numbers 
  • Kids will complete each movement 10 times, then connect the dots between the corresponding numbers 
  • Once they’ve connected all of the dots, they’ll reveal the sweet treat they’ve created—they can even color it in once they’re done if they’d like. 

Connect the Dots activity

2. Bingo Burst 

For this activity, we’re putting a spin on the traditional game of BINGO. This one will definitely get those heartrates going, so make to get some shoes to make sure your kids are supported and prepared! Here’s how it works: 

  • Kids will perform the activity that matches each letter of the word BINGO for 30 seconds. 
  • Once they finish an exercise, they’ll color in the letter with markers, crayons or colored pencils, then move on to the next. 
  • Once they’ve completed the exercises and colored in the letters, they’ll shout BINGO.

Bingo Burst activity 3. 100 Point Challenge

The last and final activity is the 100 point challenge—this is the perfect game to get the whole family involved. Here’s how it works: 

  • Decide how you want to play the game. You can either see how many points each person can score in one hour, challenge each person to score all 100 points in a day or partner up and see how fast you can score 100 points. 
  • Once you’ve chosen how to play the game, you can score points by picking exercises from the chart below and marking them off as you complete them. 
  • At the end of the challenge, add up all of you points to see your final score!  

100 Point Challenge

You can download all of the free printable activities here. 

You can still get active during holiday breaks, even when classes aren’t in session. Who knows, you may see your kids having so much fun, you’ll want to join in on it too!

Author Bio: 

Corey Doane is a digital content creator who helps adidas create helpful and compelling stories worth sharing. Her background in digital marketing and creative writing has led her to cover unique topics ranging from business to eco to lifestyle.

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