Homeschoolers don’t have to stop PE class when the weather is cold outside or even if it is snowing. It is important to always get your exercise no matter what the weather is like outside! Plus, kids love to get their energy out and have a nice mental break in between their studies. So, how do you go about having PE class during inclement weather? Here are 15 awesome ideas to get you started.
Don’t forget to always stretch and warm up before you embark on your PE class!
- Play Twister. Playing the classic game of twister is a great way for kids to work on their flexibility skills, plus it’s so much fun!
- Go to an indoor playground. With the popularity of the show, American Ninja Warrior, many indoor playgrounds have more than just trampolines. They now sport indoor obstacle courses for kids to conquer. Plus, Groupon has deals for these parks often.
- Play video games. Your kids will love you when you tell them they are allowed to play video games for their PE class. Specifically, it needs to be a video game where they really move, like Just Dance or Zumba Fitness.
- Do simple strength training exercises. From sit ups to push-ups to planks, just learning how to use your body weight to stay strong is such an important life skill. Plus, it is a great way to have your PE class during winter and it doesn’t cost a dime!
- Go bowling. Many bowling alleys will often offer deals during the day hours to entice customers. This is perfect for homeschoolers during the winter.
- Give yoga a try. Find a yoga DVD that the family can do together, such as Yoga For Families, and give it a try.
- Set up your own indoor obstacle course. Just Google “DIY Indoor Obstacle Course” and you will find over 3 million results on how to make your own indoor obstacle course for your kids!
- Play freeze dance or have a dance off family competition. Turn up your kids favorite music and let them have a blast dancing away! PE class has never been so fun!
- Try pilates. Find a pilates DVD geared towards kids, such as Stott Pilates for Kids, and give it a try.
- Go sledding. Yes, sledding does count as exercise. After all, walking and running up those hills is a major workout! What an awesome way to get in your homeschool PE class when it’s snowing!
- Get moving with aerobics. There are several aerobics DVDs out there, such as Denise Austin’s Fit Kids, that show kids the right way to do aerobics.
- Learn how to hula hoop. If you don’t mind your kids doing the hula in your house, you can find YouTube videos showing you the correct way to hula. Then have a contest to see who can hula the longest.
- Go Roller Skating. Not all towns have roller skating rinks. If you are lucky enough to have a roller skating rink near you, then make sure to take advantage of it! Go onto Groupon, find a deal, and have your PE class at your local roller rink!
- Go Ice Skating. If you have an ice skating rink nearby, then take advantage of any deals your local rink may have during the winter weekdays.
- Learn proper stretching techniques. Take this opportunity of being indoors to teach your children how to properly stretch all of their muscles.
There are your 15 awesome ideas on how to have homeschool PE class during the winter. Whatever you choose to do for your homeschool PE class, remember to make it fun for both you and your kids!
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