The weather is finally warm enough here in New Hampshire to get outdoors and have fun without jackets on and we’re loving it! With kids being on “school break” for weeks due to the pandemic, I bet you’re dying to kick them outside for a little exercise! What better way to have fun outdoors then a new scooter!
Razor Wild Ones Junior Scooter
Razor’s new scooters are made just for kids ages 30+ months. They come in 3 fun colors, our should I say, animals? The blue one is a shark, the green one in a dinosaur and the purple one is a unicorn! We picked the blue shark one for our 3 year old so it would match his Blippi helmet!
He was a little unsure at first, but once he realized he could drive it all by himself and felt confident, then he started driving it all around our gravel driveway. I can only image how much better it would work on a nicely paved driveway or a big back deck!
With sturdy tires, grippy handles, and an abrasive non-slip place for feet, your child is sure to have hours of fun!
Get children of all ages to unplug, get up, and MOVE! Here are some fun activities you can play indoors or out!
- Simon Says – This classic game gets an indoor twist with commands like “Simon says hop to your pillow and back,” “Simon Says run up the stairs and back,” and “Simon Says bring me a spoon”
- Dance Party – Nothing gets kids going like a dance party! Pick a favorite playlist and crank up the jams! Learn a new move on YouTube or try a round of freeze dance, pausing your music and holding statue-still til it starts up again (Alexa is a great freeze dance partner!)
- Tape Shapes – Clear some space on a non-carpeted floor and use painter’s tape to make large triangles, rectangles, squares, and circles on the floor. Assign each child a starting space, then call moves like “crab walk to the circle,” “crawl to the square,” or “jump backwards to the rectangle.”
- Balloon Ball – Blow up some balloons, toss a sheet over two chairs to make a “net”, and serve up a round of indoor balloon volleyball – just don’t let that balloon touch the floor!
- Laundry Basketball – If your kids are bonkers for basketball, empty out a laundry basket and take turns tossing a Nerf ball into the basket, backing up two steps each time you score. See who can shoot from the farthest distance!
- Soda Bottle Bowling – Dig some empty soda or water bottles out of the recycling and set up an indoor bowling alley in your hallway. Roll a soft ball toward your targets and see who can knock down the most “pins” and reset them the fastest.
- Long Jump – Using painter’s tape, lay six 2-foot strips, each about a foot apart. Assign a starting spot and see who can jump the farthest!
- Potato Pass – Kids waddle their way toward a bucket or bowl – with a potato between their knees – and see who can drop it in first in this half-baked indoor game! Make it tricky by placing the bucket in another room, forcing turns or steps along the way.
- Be My Mirror – Pair up your kids and assign a starter to make a series of moves while their partner tries to mirror what they’re doing. Get through the series and switch roles – miss one and begin again!
- Hula Hoop Marathon – Grab a hoop and set the timer to see who can last the longest. Expert “hoopers” can try swiveling their hula hoops on their necks, arms, and ankles.