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Keeping the kids active during lockdown

Keeping the kids active and away from their screens can be difficult at the best of times. But with lockdown in full force it could be even more challenging to keep them entertained and active. We’ve outlined a list of activities below, ideal for keeping the kids entertained during this time.

Joe Wicks PE lessons

The perfect way to keep structure to your child’s day. From Monday to Friday, every morning Joe Wicks is hosting his own P.E. lesson – completely free! Helping to keep the kids energised and moving, you could even join in too!

Learn some Moves

Whether that be dance competitions, dance parties, how-to videos on YouTube, or musical statues with the kids. Put on your child’s favourite music and sing and dance along with them.

Yoga Jenga

Livening up regular board games, use a pencil to write down a yoga move on each Jenga block. Play the game as usual and every time a block is pulled out, every player has to do the specific yoga move. If the tower falls, the loser has to do a plank for 30 seconds.

Set up a Maze

If you can, turn your hall into a ‘laser’ maze with yarn. Zig Zag some string from varying heights on each wall and challenge your kids to get across without touching the ‘laser’.

Wii Fit

Dig out the Wii and have the kids take it in turns or play with each other – whether it’s on Ski Jump or a Hula Hoop challenge – you could even join in too!

Daily Exercise

Take advantage of the daily exercise and leave the house. Make your walks more exciting by creating scavenger hunts or doing some rubbings of tree trunks and leaves.

Spot the Sign

When you’re on your daily walk, ask them if they can identify any signs they walk past. This helps to develop critical thinking skills as well as giving them a road awareness lesson. You could even create a sheet with pictures of signs where they can tick them off when they see them.

Garden Fun

With the weather starting to look like it’s warming up – if you have the means to do so, enjoy some time in the garden. Grab a ball and be creative with the amount of different ways you can play. Throw it, bounce it, kick it – your child will come up with lots of different ideas too!


Focus on finding activities your child will enjoy. When exercise is boring, it will feel like a chore and children will find reasons to avoid it.