12 days of active holiday fun

12 days of active holiday fun

This 12 holiday activity tips have been a hit for a few years now! Inspired by the “12 days of Christmas”.

1. On the first day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
went outside to play in the snow.

Run up a hill and toboggan down. Go snowshoeing. Try skiing, both cross-country and downhill. Have a snowball fight. Don’t let the fresh, crisp air keep you inside.

2. On the second day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
built an obstacle course in our house.

Create a tunnel out of some cushions. Set up a tightrope to walk. If you’ve got a mini-trampoline, include it in your course.

3. On the third day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
went skating at the local ice rink.

Most community centres have cheap rentals if you don’t have your own skates. Make sure and wear your helmets (adults too).

4. On the fourth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
had a dance off to crazy music.

Turn up the volume and get creative. Need ideas? Try our 57 awesome dance party tunes.

5. On the fifth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
went swimming at the community pool.

Many aquatic centres often include wave pools, water slides and great shallow pools for toddlers and younger children learning to swim. Plus: hot tubs.

6. On the sixth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
played hopscotch in our kitchen.

Use masking tape to create a range of hopscotch grids. Alternate the legs you hop on.

7. On the seventh day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
learned to rock climb at an indoor rock climbing centre.

Rock climbing is a great activity that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Get some practice now so you can climb outside next summer.

8. On the eighth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
played “Simon/Simona” says”.

Play traditional Simon Says, or similar games like River Bank and Mirror Mirror, or practice Balance Poses.

9. On the ninth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
visited a bowling alley.

You get to wear snazzy shoes and have fun while practicing ball rolling (bowling).

10. On the tenth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
played basketball and soccer inside.

With a toy hoop that fits over a door and a Nerf ball, you can play a fun game of basketball indoors! Or try having soccer shootouts with a beach ball or Nerf ball. Make sure to put away any breakables before you start your game.

11. On the eleventh day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
went to the local gymnastics club.

Quite a few clubs will have drop-in sessions where your kids can see what it’s like to use the same equipment elite athletes use to win medals.

12. On the twelfth day of the winter holiday break, my family and me
played table tennis for the first time.

Ping pong is family friendly and helps develop hand-eye coordination. If you don’t have an official table (and there isn’t one coming as a gift), you can substitute a kitchen or coffee table.

One response to “12 days of active holiday fun

  1. Handy tips right here! With this post, no single family will ever run out of holiday ideas to do this break! For sure the family will enjoy in doing any of this tips. It is really important to be active even during this season. Engaging to this physical activities can lessen stress, promote family bonding and helps in creative imagination of kids!

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