Have fun with it
- Ask your kids to brainstorm a list of challenges for their own indoor Olympics. For example: stationary long jump, high jump (reach for a line on the wall), plank-off (who can hold a plank for the longest), arm wrestle and push-ups (who can do the most in one minute) .
- Resurrect old favourite games such as hopscotch, Twister, musical cushions, musical statues and charades – you'll keep limber and have a lot of fun laughing.
- Artistic activities involving movement could include full-body tracing, piñata making, 'centre stage' (pick a dance style out of a hat and perform it), or find a beginner's dance routine on YouTube and copy it for five minutes.
- For younger kids play Old MacDonald's Fitness Farm using animal actions – hopping bunnies, leaping frogs, frolicking lambs, curling cobras, etc.
- Got bigger kids? Get them to help you choose 10 body-weight exercises to write on pieces of paper which are placed in a circle on the floor. These could be: push-ups, squats, lunges, tricep dips, planks, step-ups, sit-ups, back extensions, burpees and Superman exercises. Set a timer for one-minute rounds, turn the music on and go around each exercise three times… boom! That's a 30-minute blast.