The dreaded winter is upon us. Gone are the hours of daylight, bright sunny skies, and soaring temperatures that call the kids outside to play. It’s the season for cuddling up by a fire for long afternoons of movie watching or huddles of kids around the video game console in the basement.
Some kids just need a little boost of encouragement to get moving when it’s snowy and blowy outside. In the past, we have given you some great ideas for outdoor winter activities to help promote developmental skills. Today, we are building on our Core Strengthening Series with a list of 5 awesome exercises – all with a snowy, winter theme!
Winter Core Strengthening Exercises for Kids
1 || Make a Sled – Make your body into a sled by holding plank pose. Give a stuffed animal a ride on your back!
2 || Snowball – Start in a sitting position on the floor. Tuck into a ball and hug knees into chest. Keep this position and roll forward, backward, and side to side!
3 || Cross Country Skiing – Place feet on two small towels and slide feet back and forth while staying in the same place!
4 || Snow Plow (wheelbarrow walk) – Hold the child’s feet and have him walk on his hands. Try a snow plow race with a friend!
5 || Polar Bear (bear crawl) – Start in a downward dog position and walk forward with only hands and feet on the floor.