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Date: 4 December 2023 Author: Energise Me
With Christmas spirit in full swing, it’s time to add a dash of festive physical activity to your celebrations. Instead of waiting around and counting down to the big day, how about passing the time with active games the whole family can enjoy?
Get ready to fill your days with laughter and movement to make this Christmas the most active one yet!
Lifting, carrying and moving between the tree and boxes of decorations is already physical activity. But who doesn’t love a sprinkle of friendly competition?
While gift wrapping is not a strenuous form of movement, it does involve light activity. So again, let’s raise the stakes…
Try This: If you want to make this activity more physically active, increase the distance between the teams and the wrapping station.
If you need some inspiration for this one, maybe watch Home Alone (but try to avoid the injuries!). Using household items, set up a series of hurdles and then jump, weave and duck. Channel your own creativity by using what’s available around you, but if you need some ideas:
A simple version of a classic game.
One of the best things about Christmas is the food. So, let’s combine fun, food and physical activity. This activity will require a few more materials than the other listed games.
Try This: Have a judging panel (you can send photos to your friends) and let them decide who wins.
A classic Christmas game for all ages to take part in. You’ll use your whole body trying to act out the names of films, tv shows, plays and books.
Let us know which games you try during the holiday period by tagging us on social media @EnergiseMe_ or using the hashtag #EnergisingChristmas