What to do if it's too cold
Sometimes it's just too cold to go outside - but even on those days, children need to remain active. Next time you're stuck indoors, try:
Clear a space on the floor, turn on some music and play games like freeze dance, where children dance until the music stops, or learn the latest line dances from online videos.
Yoga for kids
Whether you're a yogi or need a video to lead you, yoga is fun and relaxing for the whole family
Organize children to play traditional movement-based games such as Duck, Duck, Goose, Follow the Leader and Simon Says.
Interactive video games
Try dance and sports video games that get kids off the couch and make them move, but remember to limit screen time as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.
Sign your child up for indoor activities, such as volleyball, dance classes or gymnastics, that continue through the winter months.