Go on a Treasure Hunt
Not only is this fun, it will help teach the kids about trust, teamwork and problem solving. Take them to a local park and set an expedition course on a map, circling various checkpoints. Take turns navigating to each point on the map and leading with team to each destination. Stay together and explore the park, study the clues on the map and look for the ‘secret treasure.’
Take 20 minutes and let the kids pick their favourite songs, or show them one of your favourite artists, and dance, dance, dance! It’s a great way for you to engage your young ones in some physical activity. The whole family can let themselves go and dance energetically until no one is left standing!
Organize an “Animal” Race
If you have young children aged three to eight, organize an animal race in the backyard or in an open space at home, if it’s still too cold outside. Let everyone in the family pick an animal, such as a snake, monkey or crab. Then race across the room as you imitate how that animal might move. For example, if you choose a monkey, race using your hands and feet, but not your knees or torso. If you are imitating a snake, slither across the room. Add some animal noises for real fun.