These are the perfect games to use in therapy sessions or in the classroom to strengthen core muscles in kids!
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I am willing to bet that at least half of you reading this post have a goal to improve your core strength? So, let me ask you this…would you rather do 100 reps of the dreaded bicycle crunch or play a game of UNO?
I am pretty sure I know the answer.
Kids think exactly the same way. They don’t want you to make them hold a plank for 10 seconds or complete 5 bridges (although we have some pretty fun ways to make those bridges fun, too!). They want to have fun!
Here are our favorite games and cards for making kids’ core muscles strong without them realizing how much work they are doing.
Looking for the ultimate guide to core strengthening for kids? Check out our comprehensive list of activities, resources and printables.
The Best Games for Core Strengthening in Kids
Teach kids traditional and original yoga poses in a new, fun, and engaging way! The 55 yoga poses and 110 activities in this card deck help children understand how their bodies and minds work together. They will have to use their strong core to hold these poses strong!
We love these flashcard type activity cards to encourage kids to move their bodies.
What better way for our tiny friends to get strong middles than to imitate their favorite animal walks as you read a book!
Kids LOVE to be able to control their own workout as they scan a QR code to see a child demonstrate the exercise they need to do. 16 printable core strength activity cards with photos and QR codes will assure that no one gets bored too quick!
Kids can build strong bodies as they practice bending, twisting, breathing, relaxing and more.
58 colorfully illustrated cards build strength, coordination and balance!
This game is FUN and it’s awesome for core strengthening in a very playful way! I think adults could even get in on the action (and benefits) of this one!
Kids love the challenge of this game, especially when you tell them that they can’t use their hands! Fill a bin with sand, throw in a few plastic animals and let them find them with their toes!
hese prone position play activities are great for building core strength and endurance to support fine and gross motor development. Grab your favorite game and encourage kiddos to maintain a prone position as long as possible while playing.
Yoga Spinner is a fun yoga game of flexibility and balance which strengthens the body and stimulates the mind.
Which one will you try first? Leave us your favorites in the comments below!
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