The temperatures are dropping, the sun is only out for a short period of time, and now it’s time for the fun to really start! Getting outdoors is more important than ever as many of us are stuck inside for virtual meetings and school. We’ve put together this list of our favorite family activities to get your family up and energized this winter season!

Cook a winter-themed dinnerButternut squash soup is great paired with salad or bread!

Go on a scavenger hunt – Use these indoor or outdoor scavenger hunt sheets to make it a family-friendly competition!

Have a dance party – Dancing is a great way to reach that 1-hour goal of physical activity! Use this family-friendly Spotify playlist and crank it up!

Take a Hike – Visit the James River Park System Trails! Our favorite kid-friendly hike is at Pony Pasture!

Play reverse charades – Family fun that you may have heard of before but with a twist! Click here for the cards and directions to guarantee fun for all ages!

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” Get outside the next time it snows and build winter’s favorite snow person.

Gather pinecones and make a craft. Try hanging them from your door or make a bird feeder.

Practice yoga together. Get your family’s zen on with a kid-friendly yoga video and practice as a family.

Play winter-themed indoor games. From sock puppets to hot snowball and a penguin relay, these indoor games will keep your kiddos entertained when it’s too cold to go outside.

Holiday-themed:

The 12 Days of Fitness Video will walk you through 12 exercises to the tune of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. Play one part each day, adding on to get to the 12th day or play it as one (LONG) video!

We also have a 12 Days of Fitness Challenge! Perform this workout just like the song The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 is a one minute plank. Day 2 is two toe touches and one minute plank. Day 3 is three side bends, two toe touches and one minute plank. And so it goes all the way to Day 12. For an extra challenge, perform all 12 rounds in one workout!

We’d love to see your all of your 12 Days of Fitness in action, tag us in the fun @gr_fit4kids or on Facebook at Greater Richmond Fit4Kids!

Merry Fitness!