More indoor play ideas for winter

December 20, 2012 2 Comments »
More indoor play ideas for winter

Have you run out of indoor activities before the end of winter? Geopalz has a fresh batch of living room games to keep your kids going until spring.

From spy training to an active take on Simon Says, the page has some outside-the-box ideas to create indoor activities:

Spy Training: Set up a laser beam challenge in the hallway using red streamers. Have your spy in training get through the area without touching any laser beams!

Dance Training: Play a mixtape of your kid’s favorite songs and have a dance party! Your kids will love if you play along too, adding your own funky moves. For more fun, dress up for the occasion complete with hairbrush microphone.

Spider Web Walking: Make a spider web with masking tape on the floor and create a start and finish. The object of the game is to stay on the web and pick up all the prizes without falling off the web.

Active Number Games: Create fabric squares with colorful numbers on them. Set up a game of hopscotch and have your kids say the numbers as they step on them. For a variation, mix up the squares and call out a color for them to find.

Simon Says: Play Simon Says choosing actions the kids must do to be as active as possible. Simon Says to jump on one foot ten times. Simon says to do five jumping jacks!

You can read detailed instructions and see photos for each activity by following the links on the Geopalz posting.

For more ideas, be sure to check our past entry on indoor activities for winter.

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2 Comments

  1. Debbie Beaudoin February 24, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    I work in two locations where I promote Active Kids through skating and indoor/outdoor play. I am always looking for new games to play on the ice, outside, classrooms and gym’s; do you have more physical literacy games for kids aged 3-5 and 6-12?

    • Blaine Kyllo
      Blaine Kyllo February 25, 2013 at 7:31 am - Reply

      Hey, Debbie. Check out our Activities section, where we’re always adding more things to do. And please stop by our Resources page, where there are more ideas for programs and skill-development activities.

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