Fall is here and as the leaves begin to change color, shorter days and colder weather are on the way. While you may be unable to continue your summer favorites, like walks around the neighborhood and playing sports in the backyard, there are tons of ways to get you and your family up and active without having to brave the cold. Check out these fun ways to stay active indoors this winter!

  1. Freeze dance: This birthday party classic is a fun way for the whole family to get active. Have someone be the DJ who gets to control the music. When the music is on, everyone has to dance around and show off their best moves. Once the DJ stops the music, everyone must freeze. The last person to freeze becomes the new DJ. Dancing is a great cardio workout that will get your kids up and off the couch, without even realize they’re exercising!
  2. Scavenger hunt: Create a list of clues that will lead to a fun surprise. Hide the clues around your house for the kids to find. Before you know it the kids will be running from one end of the house to the other, staying active and moving the entire time. The surprise at the end can be a healthy treat for the whole family.
  3. Animal Charades: Draw or write different animals on flashcards. Everyone takes a turn drawing a card and they must have another player guess what they are by demonstrating how the animal moves and walks—no noises allowed. This is sure to get a lot of fun and laughs in addition to getting the family up and off the couch.
  4. Balloon pop: Tie a balloon to each child’s leg with 2-3 feet of string. Once everyone has a balloon, it’s time to play! The goal of the game is for the children to try to pop each other’s balloons by stomping on them. The player with the last balloon left, wins!

These are just a few ways to get your kids up and active when it’s too cold to play outside. Looking for more ways to stay active in the winter? Don’t forget to sign up for Youth Programs winter session.

Member Registration:

                Online: Monday, November 2 at 6am

                Walk-in: Monday, November 2 at 8am

General Public Registration:

                Walk-in: Monday, November 9 at 8am


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