Here’s one of my favorite indoor winter games for kids. It really burns off the energy, leads to lots of giggles, and requires nothing but up and down movement! They’ll even build a bit of phonological awareness in the process.

First, show a “B b” letter and remind kids of the sound.

Then, teach them the song, “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.”

Next, while they are all sitting, tell them when they hear a “b” sound to stand up if they are sitting and to sit down if they are standing. Now start singing!

It sounds simple but it is hysterically difficult even for older kids!

Have fun!