With kids home from school, many parents are homeschooling and covering a variety of academic subjects. One thing that can sometimes be overlooked is movement. Sure, your kids might be outside playing, but for the sake of variety, you might want to try some other outdoor experiences. These Movement Activities for Kids at Home will combine outdoor fun and learning to help kids burn off that excess energy. Be sure to also check out these Backyard Activities for Kids.
MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AT HOME
Movement Science Experiment with Balloons from Mess for Less – Kids love balloons, and you can use balloons to teach some basic science concepts while getting kids moving.
If-Then Backyard Coding Game from Left Brain Craft Brain- If your kids enjoy learning about or talking about computer coding, then they will have a blast with this awesome backyard game. Even if they’ve never heard of computer coding, they will have a fantastic time playing this!
Backyard Bingo Game from Playtivities- This is an absolute must-try with the kids! This game is so interactive and interesting that it will keep everybody on their toes! Parents can join in too! Just get the Bingo card printable and you’re ready to go.
Get Kids Moving with Tape Line ABCs from 3 Dinosaurs- The great thing about this movement activity is that it will help your children review their letters. Another wonderful thing about this one, is that you can easily set this up inside or outside on a patio!
Neighborhood I-Spy Scavenger Hunt – from Mess for Less – Get kids outside and walking with this fun activity that includes a free printable of things to hunt for in your neighborhood.
Animal Crawl Exercises from B-Inspired Mama- How fun are these animal crawl exercises? Seriously, parents, get your exercise in for the day too by going through these workouts with the kids! These are some hardcore exercises-but they fun too.
Exercise and Fitness Cards to Get Kids Moving from Simple Living Creating Learning- Need some ideas for some different types of exercises to get everyone going on a fitness routine? These printable exercise cards are just the thing!
Sticky Math from Mess for Less – This game is very loosely based on skeeball, but it helps kids practice their math skills.
Walk the Line Outdoor Movement Game from Pre-K Pages- You get to decide how challenging you want this game to be by making easier lines or more complex lines. If you have a range of ages, you can make some simple lines and some more difficult, or you can start with simple and move up the levels of difficulty.
Get Kids Moving Activities List Printable from 3 Dinosaurs- These lists of activities for getting our children moving are super practical and helpful. I love how the exercises are broken down into categories-brilliant!
Living Room Olympics from The Educators’ Spin on It- Even if you can’t attend the Olympics, you can recreate the games at home in your living room! Okay, maybe the living room Olympics aren’t quite to the same level as the Olympics, but everyone’s having fun and it gets the kids moving!
Water Balloon Phonics from Mess for Less – This is a great game to play when the weather warms up, as it gets kids learning basic phonics while moving and getting wet. So fun!
Land Sea & Air Indoor Active Game from What Do We Do All Day- If you’re having a rainy day and everyone has to be inside, you have to check out this super cool game that can be tailored to fit anyone.
Roll Dinosaur Movement Game From Creative Little Explorers- Do you have little dinosaur lovers in your house? Here’s the way to get them moving! Have them roll the printable dice and then act like the dinosaur they roll!
Uno Movement Game from Still Playing School- The possibilities are endless on how this game can be customized for just about any scenario and exercise. Just grab your Uno cards and have fun with playing and exercising!
Chalk Sight Word or Vocab Word Game from The Educators’ Spin On It- Maybe you’re trying to reinforce reading or your child has vocabulary words that they are supposed to be learning. This is a great way to learn while moving. Try it out!
Managing Big Emotions through Movement from Childhood 101- We all have big emotions from time to time and while adults have usually learned how to process those a little better than our children, we could all use some ideas on calming ourselves down when we feel overwhelmed by our feelings.
Insect Movement Activity from Life over C’s- Bugs – some kids love them and some kids are afraid of them. If you have a child who is particularly fond of insects, he will love getting to act like some of his favorite bugs with these exercises.
Pete the Cat Movement Game from The Educators’ Spin on It- Has your family read Pete the Cat? What a fun character Pete is! He’s so carefree and your child will feel groovy as you go through this movement game together!
Outdoor Obstacle Course from Pre-K Pages- Movement activities that can be customized for different age and ability levels are awesome, and this is one of those! Try setting up an obstacle course in the backyard and having the kids go through it and then time them.
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