indoor sports for kids

As much as your kids are itching to go out and play outdoors all day long, the rising cases of COVID-19 is keeping them stuck indoors. Engaging kids is likely to get more challenging with online school classes about to end and summer holidays about to begin. However, you can consider enrolling your kids in online indoor sports classes to keep them physically and mentally active for at least a few hours of the day.

Here are some recommendations for indoor sports activities that are fun for kids, and require zero or minimal investment at your end.

  1. Yoga

The current generation of kids has never before witnessed a dark event like this pandemic. It is natural for the young brave warriors to feel restless and socially disconnected. Yoga can not only improve their physical strength and flexibility but also give them a sense of emotional balance. It can help them relieve their anxiety and be mindful of their emotions.

2. Gymnastics

Need an entertaining outlet to get your little ones to release their pent-up energy? Well, gymnastics comes to the rescue! They can hop, skip and jump around the house with some semblance of order. Gymnastics improves their balance flexibility, coordination, flexibility and body control.

3. Martial Arts

From karate and taekwondo to capoeira and kickboxing, martial arts is a great way to channel your children’s verve and aggression productively. It can help improve their physical stamina and inculcate a sense of discipline in them. It also builds their confidence to deal with bullies or defend themselves against any stranger attacks.

4. Chess                 

No other sport can come close to chess when you want your children to flex their brain muscles. This board game is known to increase children’s IQ, problem-solving skills, memory, focus, spatial skills and creativity.

5. Zumba

If your kids love dancing, then the high-energy, fast-paced exercise Zumba is perfect for them. It combines music and movement with different dance forms to make fitness fun for kids.

6. Hula Hooping

Hula hooping is a joyful activity that most kids like to try their hands on without any fuss. It may take them a few attempts, but once they get the hang of it, it is an amazing calorie-burner workout. As far as hula hooping benefits are concerned, it improves core strength, coordination of body parts, endurance and flexibility.

7. Spot Jogging

While spot jogging is more of a warm-up activity or a pre-cursor to a rigorous exercise, it is an easy home workout. Also, it doesn’t need much space or any equipment for it. Your kids can jog on the spot for about 5-10 minutes for one round and repeat after a break of a minute.

Do you know the best part about indoor sports? The whole family can join! So, make it a family fitness routine time to notch up the fun quotient. In case you are looking for professional guidance in these indoor sports activities, you can find online coaches on Kidwise.

About Sneha Malhotra

Sneha is a mother of a teen son, and formerly an HR consultant, who is currently considering getting to the back to the workforce. She occasionally writes on HR topics and also on parenting issues - she also hopes to have her own blog soon!

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4 Comments
  1. Satvik Sharma 3 years ago

    Spot jogging is a good idea.

  2. Vanshika Kale 3 years ago

    Is hula hoop available for little kids? Like 3-4 year olds?

    • Manvi Bandivadkar 3 years ago

      I think 3-4 is too young age, the hula hoop itself will be larger than their bodies:-) But it can be a fun prop for them to play and dance randomly.

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