Tensions were high. Everyone was grouchy, including mom. “Everyone outside!” I said as calmly as possible.
Sometimes you just need a change of scenery and some vigorous movement, even if you have to bundle up to make it happen. In today’s episode of the Triumphant Minute, I let you in on my secret for surviving the winter as a homeschool family cooped up inside.
My Secret To Surviving The Winter
Research has shown that moving produces serotonin which helps us feel better and be in a better mood. But it can be difficult to get moving when it is cold outside. Here are some of our favorite ways to get moving in the winter time.
- Turn on some music and dance
- Pull out a brain break
- Play balloon volleyball
- Just on a mini trampoline
- Play Simon Says
- Bundle up and run a lap around the house
- Play Follow the Leader
- Pull the cars out of the garage and jump rope or bounce balls
- Play hopscotch (use painters tape to make a hopscotch grid on the floor)
What do you think?
What do you like to do to change moods and attitudes in your homeschool? How do you get outside or get some movement in when the weather is cold?
Let us know in the comments below!
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