Winter weather doesn’t entice me to want to go outside. Its too cold to have fun and wear off much, if any energy, or its too wet and they are soaked within minutes and back in the house. I’m getting creative because my kids are driving me up the walls with their energy.

Finding ways to get their energy out safely in the house without wrecking the house calls for a little creativity.

Twister is a great place to start.

You can use the actual game, or you can make your own with an old table cloth and markers.

Build a fort.

You might have to let go of any sort of organization or tidiness in your living room for the time being. Some blankets, pillows, cushions, and chair or two.

Bake.

There might not be a lot of moving around to this one but kids love to help out….

This is an excerpt from the article 8 Energy Busting Activities for in the House which originally appeared on http://www.onesmileymonkey.com/.