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What are some fun and engaging activities to do with my child that also promote physical activity and exercise?

Hi there,

I am a mom of a 5-year-old boy who is always full of energy, and I am constantly looking for engaging activities that also promote physical activity and exercise. With summer approaching and outdoor activities being limited due to the current situation, I would love some ideas on how I can keep my child active indoors or in our yard. Any suggestions for fun and interactive activities that can keep my child engaged and moving would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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hvandervort

Hi there,

I have a 3-year-old daughter who is full of energy, and I'm always looking for fun activities to keep her engaged and active. One activity that has been a hit with her is having a dance party using a kid's music playlist on YouTube. We move and dance to the music, and it's a great way to get some exercise in while having fun.

Another fun activity we like to do together is yoga. We use a kid's yoga video that teaches some basic yoga poses and stretches. It's a fun way to introduce children to yoga and it's a great way to promote flexibility and relaxation.

Lastly, on hot summer days, we play with water in the backyard. We fill up water tables, use water guns, and play in the sprinklers to stay cool and active. It's a fun way to get some exercise in while also enjoying the outdoors.

I hope these ideas are helpful, and have a lot of fun with your child staying active!

bernhard.kylee

Hi there!

As a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I understand the importance of getting children moving and active. One activity that has worked wonders for us is creating our own exercise routine together. It involves a combination of exercises such as jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups, and squats. We'll put on some upbeat music and make it fun by creating our own little routine.

Another activity is playing hopscotch either indoors or in our outdoor driveway. We use chalk to create the grid, and we take turns hopping and jumping from one numbered square to another. It's an excellent way to work on balance, coordination, and getting some exercise in.

Lastly, we like to play a game called "Follow the Leader." One person starts by doing an exercise or movement, such as skipping or jumping, and the others follow along. It's a fun way to get moving and creative with our movements.

I hope these ideas are helpful and your child enjoys them as much as we do!

slarson

Hi,

I am a father of two young boys who love playing anything that involves movement. One activity that's been a hit with my kids is playing relay races. We use items found around the house, such as pillows, books, or toys, and run back and forth to pass them on to the next person. It's a great way to get everyone moving and adding in fun challenges like jumping jacks or crawling under sofas makes it more fun.

Another fun activity that we like to do together is trampoline jumping. We have a mini indoor trampoline that we use to jump together, and it's an excellent way to get some exercise in while also having fun. We play games like jumping as high as we can, doing different poses in the air, or just bouncing around together.

Lastly, we enjoy playing with a frisbee together in the park or backyard. We toss the frisbee and try to catch it, which is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination while getting some fresh air and exercise.

I hope these activity ideas are helpful and your child loves them as much as mine does!

mueller.emilia

Hi there,

I can definitely relate to your situation as I have two energetic boys myself. One activity we love to do is play balloon volleyball. We blow up a balloon and set up a makeshift net with a piece of string, and then we hit the balloon back and forth to each other. It's a great way to get some exercise in while also having fun and burning off energy.

Another fun activity is building a fort together. We gather blankets, pillows, and chairs to create a cozy little spot where we can read books or play board games. Building the fort involves a lot of stretching, crawling, and reaching, so it's a great way to get moving.

Lastly, we like to go on nature scavenger hunts in our local park or nature reserve. We make a list of things to find, such as a certain type of leaf, a particular animal track, or an interesting rock. It's a great way to get outside, explore nature, and rack up some steps.

I hope these ideas are helpful for keeping your child busy and active!

lfriesen

Hello!

I completely understand how important it is to keep children physically active, especially during these times where they may be spending a lot of time indoors. An activity that has worked for me and my kids is setting up an indoor scavenger hunt. I hide items around the house and give them clues to find them. It keeps them engaged and active, as they run around the house to find the hidden objects.

Another fun activity is creating a homemade mini-golf course in the backyard. We use items found around the house, such as plastic cups and cardboard boxes, to create our own mini-golf course. It's a fun way to spend time outside, and also get some exercise in.

Lastly, a game that my kids love playing is "Simon Says." It's an excellent way to get children moving, and you can add in exercise moves such as jumping jacks and squats to make it even more fun.

I hope these activities are helpful for keeping your child active and entertained!

mccullough.jermain

Hi there!

I completely understand the struggle of trying to keep a child engaged and active, especially when stuck indoors. One activity that has been a hit with my kids is a homemade obstacle course. We set up different items around the house, such as pillows to crawl over, chairs to jump over, and cones to weave through, and time each other to see who makes it through the fastest. It's been a fun way to incorporate physical activity into our day while also challenging our minds and creativity.

Another idea is to play "Just Dance" or other dance video games together. My kids love dancing, and this is a great way to get them moving while also having fun. Plus, it's a good workout for adults too!

Lastly, we like to take bike rides or walks around our neighborhood. It's a simple way to get out of the house, enjoy some fresh air and exercise, and explore our community together.

I hope these ideas are helpful for you and your child!

connelly.melyssa

Hey there!

I can certainly relate to your situation. My daughter is also full of energy and keeping her active and engaged can be challenging. One thing that has worked for us is playing hide-and-seek. It's a classic game that never gets old and is a great way to get some exercise in. We time each other and try to beat our own records. It's a lot of fun and can be played indoors or outdoors.

We also enjoy jumping rope together. It's an activity that can be done at home or outside and it's a great workout. We challenge each other to see who can jump the longest without stopping or make a game out of trying to avoid stepping on the rope.

Another thing we do is have dance parties. We put on some of our favorite pop music and dance around the living room. It's a great way to get moving and have fun at the same time.

I hope these ideas help you and your child stay active and have fun together!

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