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Fun and engaging exercise activities for children: keep them moving and smiling!

Keeping children active is crucial for their physical and mental development. But who says exercise has to be boring?

In this blog post, we'll explore a variety of easy exercise activities for children that are not only fun but also engaging. These activities will not only get your kids moving but will also put a smile on their faces. Let's dive in!

  1. Dance Party

Crank up their favourite music and let them dance their hearts out. Dancing is a fantastic way to improve coordination and cardiovascular health. Plus, it's a great outlet for self-expression. We have dance classes for little ones in the Forest of Dean because we love dance parties, too. Find out more and book now here. 

  1. Obstacle Course

Set up a mini obstacle course in your backyard or living room using pillows, hula hoops, and cardboard boxes. Have them crawl under, jump over, and navigate through the obstacles. We love obstacle courses and often include them in our sessions. To find out what's on near you, click here.

  1. Nature Scavenger Hunt

Take them to a nearby park or nature reserve and create a scavenger hunt list. Include items like colourful leaves, acorns, or specific types of birds. This activity combines exercise with outdoor exploration. 

  1. Bike Ride or Scooter Adventure

Take a family bike ride or scooter adventure around your neighbourhood. This is a great way to explore while staying active. 

  1. Yoga for Kids

There are many child-friendly yoga videos available online. Yoga helps improve flexibility, balance, and mindfulness. Make it fun by using animal-themed poses. We run yoga sessions for adults which you can find out more about here.

  1. Balloon Volleyball

Blow up a balloon and set up a net using a piece of string. Kids can play a friendly game of volleyball indoors, which is a fantastic way to improve hand-eye coordination. 

  1. Mini Olympics

Create a mini Olympics event in your backyard with activities like sack races, relay races, and long jumps. You can even award small prizes for participation. 

Exercise doesn't have to be a chore for kids; it can be a delightful adventure! We love these easy exercise activities for children as they're not only enjoyable but also beneficial for their physical and mental development.

So, pick a few activities from this list, get moving, and watch your kids stay active, healthy, and happy. Remember, the key is to keep it fun!