Here are some activity ideas that are fun and easy to do at home. These games will help with their motor development, sensory and emotional regulation, and to blow off steam when school work or other pressure is getting challenging. Although these activities can be done indoors, they are ideal to do outside if possible, which will help them to get off the couches and screens, which is something we are all battling with.
Do what you can or feel that you have energy for. The idea is to share ideas and to spark creativity.
Make a trapeze out of an old broom stick. Make sure that you hang it up where the kids will not get hurt or fall. Make sure all knots are secured.
To summarise activity ideas with a trapeze:
Swing and land
Kick against a hard surface like a tree or pole
Throw objects with different sizes and weight in a basket
Lift legs and swing over a higher object e.g. cooler
Throw objects into the basket while lifting legs over the cooler
Hold knees together and swing over a rolling ball
Swing and kick a ball that is thrown by an adult or sibling