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Sneaky Ways to Keep Kids Active Amidst the Holiday Hecticness

January 04, 20242 min read

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs


The holiday season is a whirlwind of festivities, family gatherings, and endless treats, making it a challenge to ensure your kids stay active. With all the excitement, it's easy for regular exercise to take a back seat. But fear not, parents!

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Here are a few sneaky and fun ways to keep your kids moving and grooving during the madness of the holidays:

1. Dance Party Decorating:

  • Turn the house-decorating process into an impromptu dance party. Crank up the holiday tunes and let the whole family boogie down while putting up decorations. Not only does it make the task more enjoyable, but it also gets everyone's heart rate up.

2. Snowball Fight Fun:

  • If you're lucky enough to have a white Christmas, organize a friendly snowball fight in the backyard. It's a fantastic way for kids to burn off energy and enjoy the winter wonderland. Just make sure everyone is bundled up!

3. Gift Wrapping Workout:

  • Transform gift wrapping into a physical activity. Set up a wrapping station with all the supplies and encourage your kids to stand and move around while wrapping presents. The constant motion will add an element of exercise to this festive task.

4. Active Advent Calendar:

  • Create an advent calendar with a twist by incorporating daily physical activities. Whether it's a quick yoga session, a scavenger hunt, or a family walk to see the neighborhood lights, each day can bring a new opportunity for movement.

5. Charity Run Challenge:

  • Get your kids involved in a charity run or walk event. Many communities host holiday-themed races, and participating can instill a sense of giving back while keeping the whole family active.

Remember, the key is to make exercise feel like a natural and enjoyable part of the holiday season. Sneak in these active moments, and you'll not only keep your kids healthy but also create lasting memories of festive fitness fun. Cheers to a happy and active holiday season!

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