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8 Indoor Activities for Kids that Help Build Outdoor Skills

We all love being outdoors in the fresh air, but sometimes there are weather-related reasons or school closures that mean staying put inside. To avoid any cases of cabin fever, you can use this list of indoor activities for kids to help build outdoor skills that they can use later on.

Indoor Activities for Kids that Help Build Outdoor Skills

1. PRACTICE TYING NEW FISHING AND BOATING KNOTS.

Learn how to tie fishing knots at home with an extra spool of line, or use a piece of rope to practice tying different boating knots. You can turn new skills like knot-tying into fun indoor activities for kids by creating a list of simple to advanced knots and assigning points to each type of knot. Keep track for a one-week period to see who earns the most points for new fishing or boating knots that are tied correctly.

2. LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY DIFFERENT FISH SPECIES.

You can use the “Explore Fish Species” section, look for online fish identification graphics from your state fish and wildlife agency, or buy species identification guides that cover both saltwater and freshwater fish. When kids learn more about the traits of each species and what they feed upon, it can help them become better anglers.

3. PUT TOGETHER A 45 TO 60-MINUTE ROUTINE OF INDOOR EXERCISE FOR KIDS.

Turn exercise into one of the fun things to do with family by adding some energizing music. Include push-ups, sit-ups, using steps or stairs, jogging in place, squats, yoga poses (such as tree pose for balance), use soup cans as weights to do a few sets of bicep curls, jump rope, hula hoop, jumping jacks, crabwalks, and rowing an imaginary boat.

4.PAINT PET ROCKS OR MAKE CRAFTS FROM SEASHELLS.

Indoor family activities, such as painting pet rocks or using shells for crafts, can be teaching moments too. Encourage kids to identify the type of rock (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic) or shell (cockle, olive, murex, etc.).

Continue reading “8 Indoor Activities for Kids that Help Build Outdoor Skills” from our friends at TakeMeFishing.org here.

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