Blog 5: Fun Ways To Be Active When It's Raining Outside
Don’t get us wrong, we love our warm Australian Summers, but when it’s wet outside we also appreciate the chance to stay indoors and make the most of our cosy warm environment.
You can never rely on the weather, that's why we've made a list of fun things you can do indoors so you don't have to depend on itbeing warm outside! When it's raining outside and the weather is gloomy, just look around your home for fun things to do.
Indoor scavenger hunt
Writing your own scavenger hunt clues can be a lot of fun, especially when you vary the types of clues you create throughout the hunt. It's super easy - all you need to do is write up some clues and hide them around the house in order. Kids can race to find each clue for a small prize at the end. Make them as easy or as difficult as you like. Even try getting the kids to make you a scavenger hunt!
Make a fort
If you have space, use chairs, blankets and boxes to build a fort or set up an obstacle course! There are many ways to make an indoor cubby-house. Check out this adorable video which shows you step by step instructions on how to build a simple under-the-table indoor cubby house! Make sure you have lots of blankets, sheets and pegs ready!
Go to an indoor swimming pool and spa
For a cost-effective activity, there are actually many luxurious publicly accessible swimming pools in Melbourne just waiting for you to glide into their cool, blue waters — either for exercise or play! Make sure you bring some games, balls and floaties! You could be here all day…
Try a trampoline park
Muscle control and coordination are just some of the skills kids can develop from jumping around at a trampoline park. Skills such as aerial awareness are crucial for other sports like skiing or snowboarding. As they learn to move their bodies in the air, they also improve their overall physical health.
Indoor rock climbing
Rock climbing is great for health and fitness and team building, and of course, it's a fun-filled activity for all ages. Great for both parents and kids!
Move to some music, make up dances and play dress-ups. Maybe your child could act out a new adventure based on a favourite superhero or cartoon character.
You can go to a bowling alley or try creating your own game of bowling at home. You can get some recycled bottles and use a pair of socks as your ball for a safe indoor option.
Ice skating or rollerblading
Talk about getting active. These two options are both generally located at indoor centres and are a great workout, plus they’re loads of fun! Make sure you bring the video camera!
It’s recommended that children participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. If you’re looking to encourage your youngster to exercise every day, consider enrolling them into a Kelly Sports programme!
Our programmes are aimed to create a lifelong love of sports – the perfect way to foster a love of exercise and meet new friends! Find out more here!