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8 Exercises That Kids Can Do at Home to Stay Active – And How to Keep Them Motivated



Keeping kids active while they’re stuck at home during the lockdown can be a challenge. If you’re looking for inspiration for fun exercises that kids can do at home to keep fit, here are eight ideas that all the family can get involved in.


Dancing is a fun and invigorating way for kids to exercise and can help them improve their balance and coordination. YouTube has a wide range of dance videos available for children, suitable for kids of different ages, to suit a variety of needs and requirements.

From Baby Shark - Kids Dance Version to Zumba Kids, there’s plenty of dance videos for kids to get involved with.

Swap a ball with a balloon

If you want to keep valuable or fragile items in the house safe, but make sure the kids are staying active, then swap a ball for a balloon. explains that, “By swapping balls for balloons, children can have a go at keeping the balloon in the air for as long as possible. While safer for indoor play than a ball, we’d suggest securing your lamps and breakables just in case.”

Children can also kick the balloon around and do a variety of other exercises instead of a ball.

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