Coaching Tip: Keep Your Kids Active Over Winter Break

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Just because the weather’s bad doesn’t mean your kids have to become couch potatoes. Here's an easy game for you to play at home. All you need is a dice and an open space. Roll the dice and have your child complete the following movements. Substitute movements throughout the winter break to keep it interesting!
 
For younger kids (ages 2-6): 

  • Crab walk

  • Bear crawl (hips high and straight legs)

  • Frog hop (broad jump)

  • Bunny hop (quick jumps)

  • Giraffe walk (up on your toes, reaching high overhead)

  • Gorilla crawl (like bear crawl, but sideways and bending knees)
     

For older kids (ages 7-12) 

  • 10 jumping jacks

  • 10 squats

  • 10 push-ups (or press up to plank and hold for 2 seconds, repeat for 10)

  • 10 burpees

  • 10 mountain climbers

  • 10 sit-ups (butterfly legs where bottoms of feet touch)

Have fun! Feel free to tweak any of the movements to your liking but we have a lot of success when kids think of exercise as a game.