What are your thoughts on this lovely New England weather? The winter can be a tough time to stay healthy and active. It’s important that your child remains active throughout the winter months.  The American Heart Association recommends that kids get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic activity EVERY DAY.

Are you feeling cooped up? Have your patience been tested too much the past two weeks? BREATHE…its not always easy being a parent! Some days are more challenging than others. Let’s hope that this frigid cold will pass so your child can get outside to play!

Here are a few ideas to keep you child active indoors!

  • Have a dance party (freeze dance, glow in the dark dancing)
  • Bring outdoor toys inside
  • Exercise together
  • Play Simon Says
  • Create an obstacle course
  • Play beanbag toss game
  • Play basketball
  • Set up a bowling game
  • Have an indoor scavenger hunt
  • Bounce on a trampoline
  • Play hopscotch
  • Have a snowball fight with crumbled up paper
  • Play hide and seek
  • Play follow the leader
  • Toss balloons

May your 2018 be happy, healthy and ACTIVE!