Looking for fun, engaging exercises for kids?
Some kids love exercising, others…not so much. If you are struggling to get your kids moving, you can exercise as a family with these fun and engaging activities!
Fun Exercises For Kids
When the weather permits, a nature hike can present a grand and fun adventure. Do some research online to find trails or nature parks in your area. You can talk about the plants and trees, turning your walk into a science lesson too. Fresh air, exercise, and science!
You can find workout videos, for kids, on YouTube or check them out from your local library. This is great for those rainy days. Try all different ones to help your kids find one they really like and can stick with or mix it up often.
Also, check out: 9 Best Exercise Videos For Kids On YouTube via The Realistic Mama
Circuit exercises get the heart rate up, are fun, and keep your kids engaged because they offer variety. You could even allow them to help you plan the circuits and then do them all together with a timer.
Check out this post by Get Healthy U: Circuits You Can Do With Your Kids
A good game of Simon Says can get the family moving. Take turns being Simon and be sure to choose challenging moves that will work those muscles and build flexibility.
For this one, you blow up a beach and write exercises on it with a permanent marker. You can take turns tossing and catching the ball. Whoever catches it must perform one of the exercises before tossing it back. Get creative and make up your own rules.
Turn on some music and freestyle it or find a dance video. Get silly. Laughing burns calories too! If you create a routine, you are working your memory and coordination also!