What do you do with crazy energy during the winter?

January 18, 2012

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Ok, I need some ideas. We’re reaching that point during the winter where the kids are going nuts from being stuck indoors.

What do you do to keep the kids active during the cold months?

If you have something that works for your kids, take a second and add it to the comment section and maybe we can come up with a nice list to help us all keep our sanity this winter.


Here’s my idea:

We got the two boys a mid-sized trampoline (8 feet, I think) for Christmas.  It just fits in the basement and we’re planning to move it out to the deck in the spring.  Before that, we’ve had good luck with a simple exercise trampoline and a blow-up jumping ball pit, though the blow-up was not very durable with five kids using it.  It only lasted a year or so.

What works for you?

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2 Comments so far

  1. docmisty January 23, 2012 10:16 pm

    Thanks for the idea Karyn – very nice blog you have going there with lots of ideas!

    I added you to my Homeschool Links page, and added my blog to your blogroll (though if you could change the title from “Misty” to “HomeschoolBytes”, I’d appreciate it, since I couldn’t edit it – oops).

    And indoor hopscotch is definitely on our list, now. Our latest today is burrowing and building in the huge pile of boxes piled in the entry way from a whirlwind clean-up of the basement. Boxes are always such a favorite with the kids.

    Take care,


  2. Karyn January 23, 2012 6:52 pm

    Just found your blog from the top 100 list. We are feeling the winter blues, too. An idea we have done is indoor hopscotch- tape it on the ground with masking tape…
    Also, I have a homeschool blog roll that I just started & thought I would share. I’d love to have you link up your blog!


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