When schools are out, and PE class is no longer in session, it can be easy for your child to have pent-up energy. Luckily, there are some easy ways to help your children release all this energy from the comfort of your own home. 

One way is simple- games. Games are a great way to make getting active fun and simple. There are plenty of twists on fun games that involve traditional exercise

5 Games to Keep Your Child Active During Holiday Break

These games can be played indoors or outdoors and are perfect for eliminating all the holiday wiggles. Here are five games for keeping your child active during the holiday season.

1. Connect The Dots

Connect the dots is a traditional paper game enjoyed by children. This activity puts a twist on the traditional game and combines a connect the dots puzzle with fun exercises. Complete exercises, and once they are finished, connect the corresponding dots. This is a simple game that they can play, rain or shine. Get the printable here.

2. Bingo Burst

Your kids will work to get a “bingo” in this fun game. Complete exercises that correspond with the letters in “bingo.” Once they complete an exercise, they can color in the corresponding letter. When they finish coloring in all the letters, they will yell “bingo.” If you have multiple children, this is a great way to teach friendly competition! Get your bingo card printables here.

3. Hopscotch

Hopscotch is a traditional game that can be played indoors or outdoors with a hopscotch pattern mat. The best part of this game is that it can help educate your children with visuals, along with exercise. One of many twists to the traditional game involves putting words in numbers for children to read as they jump.

4. 100 Point Challenge

Exercises are equal to points in this game, in which you must get 100 points to win the game. The 100 point challenge can be played in a few different ways. The most common way to play the game is stopping throughout the day to exercise to gain points, hoping to get up to 100 points by the end of the day. 

Another way to play is to see how many points your child can get in one hour. No matter how your kid’s play, it is sure to get all the wiggles out. Get the printable points to guide here.

5. Simon Says

Simon Says is a traditional fun game to play with one child or a group of children. Play a game of exercise, Simon says, making all of the movements that Simon directs an exercise such as jumping jacks or push-ups. This will be fun and effective for getting all that pent-up energy out!

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As a mom, you are always looking for new activities to keep your kids moving during the holiday break. Any of these fun games are great for kids to lace up their new black Friday shoes and get moving. 

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