Exercises for Kids During the School Vacation

Exercises For Kids To Do During School Vacation

For most adults, exercising is about working out in the gym, running on the treadmill, lifting the weight, etc. However, for kids, it is entirely a different ball game. Exercise means playing and being physically active. Most often kids exercise during recess, when they are in the gym class, at soccer practice or dance, while riding a bike or playing tag, etc. But do they exercise while it is a vacation?

Some do, but there are ones who are lazy and like the comfort of being at home and watching the latest TV shows and cartoons. Such kids need to get a good amount of exercise to become active. There are various benefits of exercising for kids. Some of them are –

  • Will have leaner body
  • Will have stronger bones and muscles
  • Will reduce the risk of having type 2 diabetes
  • Will be less overweight


If you are looking for an indoor boredom buster for kids, then there are various games and ideas to play. The basic focus of these activities is for making them enjoy as well as exercise. So, check out what kind of exercise kids can do during vacation –

Obstacle Course

Right in your home, you can create a furniture course or simply take a chalk and make a course outside. Also, you can add some physical as well as mental challenges to keep them guessing.

Jump Rope

If you are living in an apartment and have neighbors downstairs who could complain, go to the hall or outside your building. To add more fun to the jump rope, you can pick up the book of the jump-rope rhymes.

Animal Races

You can make your kids hop like a frog or bunny, waddle, and squat like a duck, etc. (Animal Movements)

Follow Leader

You can add another energetic workout containing movements like stomping, jumping and even squatting.

Balloon Ball

Do you know there are endless games your kids can play with balloons indoor? Your kids can play games where they need to keep it off the ground or try to play catch.

Freeze Dance

In this game, as soon as the music stops, your kid needs to freeze in the stopped pose and hold it till the music begins.

Scavenger Hunt

Here you can write clues and hide them in the home. Your kids need to race and kind each of the clues for a small price at the end of the game.

Wrapping Up

Vacation time is the enjoyable period for your kids. You can make it more interesting and active by keeping them engaged and healthy through the exercise given above. So, go ahead and try them as a family.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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