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Keeping Kids Active with YouTube

Mar 18, 2020

With most people in self isolation and the weather still a bit cool; it can be hard to give children the physical activity they need. Here is a fun way to turn your living room into an aerobics studio with YouTube videos!

First, there are a few options for how to get YouTube on your TV.

1) If you have a smart TV you can access YouTube through your TV directly.

2) Using your laptop you can access YouTube. Plug in an HDMI cable from your laptop to the TV. Change the TV's input to that HDMI setting to show what's on your laptop.

3) If you have Apple TV or an Android box you can access YouTube through that device once connected to your TV.

4) If you have Chromecast you can plug that into your TV and set it up to communicate via phone or chromebook.

 

We've taken the work out of sifting through the videos on YouTube and given you the links to videos that are sure to get your kid's heart rate going! There are videos for children of all ages. Freeze dance and active listening videos are great with younger children. There are also more complex 'Just Dance' videos with well known songs for older children.

 

Freeze Dance:

Move and Freeze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE

Party Freeze Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UcZWXvgMZE

Animal Freeze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqz4z9aQRJY

Move it and Freeze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nqg5zY0MOfI

Freeze Dance Just Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkrPdHU1CQ4

 

Just Dance Kids Younger Kids (simpler movements):

5 Little Monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxF0iayJR-s

Gummy Bear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVE-T2_vLpY

I'm Gonna Catch You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD6SCq-OlhI

Hickory Dickory Dock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx5yrHRkxDU

Itsy Bitsy Spider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHOMIy0VCoY

 

Just Dance Older Kids (More complex movements):

I Got a Feeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnVXTEUmba8

That Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3XyYOLfTU4

What Does the Fox Say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drWHI-l_Gew

Old Town Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g4CYKBN9L0

What Makes You Beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQr79y06poU

Eye of The Tiger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-9Sm6_yE98

Watch Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMZAuhadz2Y&list=PL_ebO2e2plEFkgE-p313uMwC7ru6InFDi&index=17&t=0s

Y.M.C.A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCDCwuGcEmA&list=PL_ebO2e2plEFkgE-p313uMwC7ru6InFDi&index=6&t=0s

 

Active Listening (Listen for new moves):

If You're a Kid (Animals): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfJZ-RntM2k

Simon Says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkO8DaPIyXo

Body Bop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNBhy3L7vA

Stand Up, Sit Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCewI3xgQXw

Shake Your Sillies Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtsoBRcV-qE

Jump! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcQJDpj5TSY

 

If you are feeling especially brave and you happen to have lots of chairs; why not try musical chairs with the whole family?

Musical Chairs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJDWKvsmhss