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Online classes and games for kids to do at home
BY COURTNEY INGALLS
New York Family
With tons of NYC closures, parents
are trying to fi nd ways to keep their kids
occupied and active. Although outdoor
play is limited, there are many creative
activities to put together or get involved
in. Simple household items you have lying
around can be used to make fun games
so your kids can stay active indoors.
Still having trouble thinking of creative
ways to entertain your kids? Here is a list
of indoor games and online classes for
indoor exercise for kids.
Online Exercise Classes
Obé Fitness Live Classes
Th is program allows parents and their
kids to join in on the fun while getting a
good workout in. Obé off ers kid classes
in dance and strength that are 10 minutes
long and for ages 3-10. Th ey even have fun
videos where kids can rock out to Kidz Bop
songs. Use code: ATHOME for access.
BalletNova Center for Dance
Th e dance studio announced that they
will be off ering free live-streamed classes
on Facebook Live that will be taught
by faculty! Th roughout each week, new
schedules will be put out with a list of different
classes to choose from and join!
For kids who are just starting out in their
dance career, BalletNova off ers children’s
ballet for young dancers.
Give your active kids a chance to work
off some energy! Th e Little Gym off ers
classes that will be streaming on Facebook
Live and will have your kids up and active.
Classes range from all diff erent ages and
skill levels. Little Gym also off ers parent/
child classes so moms and dads can join
in on the fun!
Bee You Kids Yoga Studio
Bee You Kids off ers free yoga classes
for kids that can be streamed from your
home! New videos are put out each week
so kids of all ages can practice new yoga
techniques and skills! Th rough Zoom,
kids can join in on the fun and really
stretch out and relax while being stuck
inside — a great option for indoor exercise
Karma Kids Yoga
At Karma Kids Yoga, teachers are dedicated
to giving a variety of yoga tools to
kids that they can use throughout their
lives. Th ey are encouraged to “play” yoga
and learn about breath and body movement
in an exciting way. Karma Kids Yoga
is currently streaming classes on their
Youtube channel and on Instagram.
Alo Yoga for Kids
Kids can practice yoga for free with these
mindfulness classes that teach kids about
fi nding calmness, quieting negativity,
and more! Choose classes like Crisscross
Yogasauce, Animal Yoga, and more!
Moovlee is great for toddlers who need
to move around while parents work from
home. Th ese friendly monkeys guide your
kids through several diff erent workouts
including yoga, meditation, stretching,
and even Kung Fu! Browse through their
video library on Youtube whenever you
need some indoor exercise for kids.
Popsugar Fitness: Family-
Fun Cardio Workout
When the kids have a burst of energy
at home, turn this video on for a family
friendly cardio workout. Kids and
parents can both participate in these fun
cardio games and challenges. Th e best
part is that this video keeps kids motivated
with prizes such as picking what’s
Th ese videos are easy for kids to follow
as they are guided through a variety
of videos that encourage kids to stretch,
do cardio moves, and more! Each video is
around 15 minutes long and is a great way
to keep kids engaged in physical activity.
Kidz Bop Dance Along
Sing and dance along with Kidz Bop!
Kids will be dancing to their favorite
songs and focused as they learn the choreography
to each dance video. Th ey can
dance to “Old Town Road,” “If I Can’t
Have You,” “Truth Hurts,” and more wellknown
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga makes yoga and
mindfulness fun for kids through stories
that kids love. Kids can choose several
magical settings which include
Harry Potter, Frozen, and Moana yoga!
Alternatively, kids can choose Cosmic
Kid’s Zen Den which teaches them about
their feelings and breathing techniques.
If you have some masking tape and a
small plastic ball lying around, then you
have all the materials needed to play a
game of hallway soccer! Set up a net on
the opposite ends of the hallway by putting
some of the masking tape on the
fl oor. Once the fi eld is all set up, divide
into teams and enjoy the fun!
Th is is a free and easy way to get the
whole family up and active! Simply fi nd
either empty water bottles or any containers
you have in the house and fi ll them up
with water (regular bowling uses 10 pins
but 6 can also work for at-home bowling).
Set them up in a triangle either at the end
of the hallway or up against a wall. Once
it’s all set up, take a ball and start bowling!
For toddlers, a larger ball will be easier for
them to use!
Th is game is set up similar to hallway
soccer, use masking tape to set up
the nets on opposite ends of the hallway.
Once the nets are set up, divide into
teams and make sure every player has a
broom. If you are a part of a hockey family,
you might have a rubber or plastic puck
lying around that will work perfectly for
the game. If you don’t have a puck handy,
using a tennis ball works just as well. Th e
team that gets 10 points fi rst, wins!
Hula-hooping is a great way to strengthen
your child’s core while being stuck inside.
Make sure they are far away from any furniture
or breakable household items, then let
them have at it! If you want to think of ways
to mix it up, have your kids try to hula hoop
while walking backward or spin the hoop
around their ankles or arms.