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10 Brain-Boosting, Body-Moving Indoor Activities for Kids
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Brain Building Animal Poses
Help stretch body and brain by using animal poses to get kids moving. According to Integrated Learning Strategies Learning Corner, animal poses, like horse trot, worm crawl, and the spider, are great for executive functioning within the brain, regulating emotions, and practicing gross and fine motor skills. And hey, kids will just think they're fun to do. Check out the step-by-step video on YouTube.
Kids can race each other—and develop fine motor skills—with this pom pom game that involves only three supplies: pom-poms, paper straws and painter's tape, and that's optional.
Hopscotch in the House
Have your kids help you create this adorable hopscotch mat for hours of hopping and skipping fun!
Balloon Ping Pong
No ping pong table? No problem! Start a balloon ping pong game with a paper plate and tongue depresser for every player and—you guess it—a balloon.
Follow the Tape Road
Painters tape is all that is required for this easy to set up activity that gets kids moving around the house. They can ride indoor vehicles like they did over at Hands On As We Grow or they can hop, skip, and jump their way around the corners.