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- Design an indoor jungle gym: IKEA sells affordable and sturdy indoor climbing pieces. The online website One Step Ahead has an Energy Busters section for kids offering indoor seesaws, hop-scotch and trampolines. The Playaway Toy Company Inc. offers Rainy Day Combo kits in which an indoor swing, trapeze bar or ladder can be added to a sturdy doorframe.
- Create an obstacle course or build a fort: Design an indoor course using tunnels, ladders, hula hoops or whatever safe materials you have around the house. Pillows, sofa cushions and blankets are great basics for building a fort.
- Get up and move on game night: Choose a night of games which require everyone to get up and move like Twister. Turn your pillow cases into an indoor potato sack race. Toy stores sell indoor versions of miniature golf, bowling and horseshoe sets as options.
- Take a tumble: An indoor tumbling mat might be worth the investment as kids can somersault away on the padded surface. Most mats can be easily stored and placed out of sight until you need one during bad weather.
- Sledding down a slope is a fun winter tradition, and the return hike uphill promotes a great workout.
- Ice skating is a great way to exercise the lower body and engage the core, or abdominal or back muscles.
- Sand castles don't have to be just for the beach. Make the summer pastime a fun winter experience and build a snow castle.
- Create winter outdoor versions of games such as scavenger hunts, tag and red light, green light.
- Hit the slopes as January is National Ski and Snowboard Month.
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