3 Physical Activities to Get Kids Moving During Holiday Break · Free Printables!

by - November 18, 2021

As the holiday season is upon us, that means holiday breaks from school are quickly approaching. If you’re looking for ways to get your kids moving while also keeping them entertained during holiday breaks, check out these printable activities you can do right at home.

1. Connect the Dots

Not only is this activity the perfect way to get your kiddos moving, but it’s also a great way for them to flex their fine motor skills with connect the dots. Here’s how it works—for each of the seven physical activities, they’ll connect a certain amount of dots on the paper. For example, the first move is jumping rope where they’ll pretend to jump rope 10 times. Once they complete the movements, they’ll connect dots one to six, then move on to the next movement. Once they connect the dots, they’ll see the sweet treat they created!

2. Bingo Burst

For every letter in the word BINGO, your child will perform the corresponding activity for 30 seconds. For example, for the letter B, they’ll do burpees for 30 seconds. Once complete, they’ll color in the letter B on the printable sheet, then move on to letter I, where they’ll perform inchworms for 30 seconds. Repeat until they’ve spelled out the word BINGO. This activity will definitely get their heart rate pumping, so make sure you prepare ahead and find some black Friday shoes so you know they’ll be comfortable and supported when they join in on the fun!

3. 100 Point Challenge

The next activity is the 100 point challenge. This fun and fast-paced activity can be played in a few different ways. You can either see how many points you can score in one hour, challenge yourself to see if you can score 100 points in one day or partner up and see how fast you and your partner can score 100 points. There are 20 challenges total—ranging anywhere from two to 10 points each. Once you choose how you’ll play the game, you can keep track of the points you score from the chart below, checking off each exercise as you go. Once done, add all the points up and see how much you scored!

You can download all three printable activities by visiting this link.

It’s not always that simple to get your kids excited about exercise, but it is a crucial part of their health. Physical activity is always a good idea, especially when the kids are out of school. You can even join in on the fun with these physical holiday activities for the entire family.

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