As Winter approaches, it becomes trickier to kids and young people active. With colder temperatures and darker nights to contend with, the temptation to stay indoors is almost overwhelming. Of course, staying active is essential, even in wintertime, so you’ll want to find safe ways your kids can enjoy themselves.
In 2020, in particular, finding suitable activities for youngsters can be tough. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, popular venues, like soft play centres, may be closed in your area. Due to this, it’s important to find innovative ways to keep kids active without breaching the rules. For inspiration, take a look at the kid’s activities your family could enjoy this Winter:
No matter where you live, there will be some form of nature nearby you can enjoy. Whether it’s hiking up a mountain or taking a walk in your local park, you can create a fun nature trail almost anywhere. Create a visual chart that your kids can fill in every time you spot something new.
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, then you can enjoy the great outdoors at any time. Gardening is a great activity for youngsters because there’s something that kids of every age can enjoy even in the smallest of garden spaces. From weeding flowerbeds to growing vegetables, gardening can be a fun way to learn, as well as an effective way to get essential maintenance tasks completed!
Whether you’re stuck at home or able to venture out, dancing is a top activity. A family danceathon or kids dance classes at the RAD will keep your child active and fit during Winter. What’s more – you can invite friends and family to a ‘virtual party’ and share your moves with the people you love. Music and dancing is a fantastic mood-booster too, so it’s the ideal way to enhance your physical and emotional well-being.
Build a Den
If you live near woodland, kids will love a day spent building a den. Collecting twigs and breaches, using string or twine to bind them together and covering it with leaves is a low-cost activity that requires kids to use all their skills.
Camping in the Garden
Campsites and resorts may be closed but this doesn’t stop you from setting up a tent and camping in your own garden. While you’ll want to wait for a dry day to give this one a try, kids will love a night spent outdoors. Of course, if you’re not up to braving the cold weather, camping in the living room can be just as fun!
Making the Most of Winter
Providing you’ve got some wet weather gear handy, there’s no need to let the drizzle and rain stop you having fun this Winter. While you may need to change some of your plans to accommodate the latest COVID-19 regulations, there are still plenty of ways for kids to enjoy themselves. With a little innovation and ingenuity, you can make the most of everything Winter has to offer.
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