Tips For Keeping Your Kids Active From Houston Fitness Professionals

February 16, 2013 7:00 AM

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It seems as if during the winter months, there is less and less for children to do, since playing outdoors is not always an option due to the weather. How can you beat the cold and keep your kids healthy? A team of Houston fitness physical education teachers has come together to craft the following local suggestions.

Young Chef’s Academy
14008 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 759-2433

The Young Chef’s Academy offers cooking classes in a completely safe environment while encouraging discovery of the culinary arts, utilizing creativity in each child. The Young Chef’s Academy offers weekly classes, on all learning levels, in addition to other learning and fun activities. Each weekly class encompasses everything from menu preparations, kitchen safety, etiquette, table setting, menu planning and much more.

Related: Cooking Ideas For Kids From A Houston Chef

Foelber Pottery Gallery And Studio
706 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1703

Foelber Pottery Gallery and Studio is an amazing establishment for those children that would love to explore pottery and learn a new skill. This studio not only offers classes to children beginning at age eight, but also offers the options for one time special events or parties. Children will learn everything they need to know to operate and create using a pottery wheel, and in the end take home their very own creations and works of art.

Related: Top Arts & Crafts Classes And Activities For Kids In Houston

Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 667-6554

Palace Bowling Lanes is a great place to take the kids, especially during those cold and dreary months. Bowling is a fun athletic activity for the entire family and this establishment is perfect for children. Each bowling lane is equipped with bumper lanes for the kids, if needed, so everyone who bowls will feel like a pro. Palace Bowling Lanes also an award winning snack bar and will host amazing birthday parties for the kids.

Children’s Museum Of Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138

The Children’s Museum of Houston is loaded with 90,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. This amazing museum is a great place for visitors of all ages, but the target age range is kids under 12 and their families. Every exhibit has been created and designed with experiences to enlighten and engage a broad range of children’s ages and interest levels. The museum hosts a massive three-story climbing structure, the Power Tower, and this activity is limited to children five years or older, including any adults that dare to climb! There is also a very convenient “Tot-Spot” for children, ages 35 months and younger, along with their caretaker. Enjoy full day of fun and learning activities at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Aerodome Ice Rink
8220 Willow Place Drive N.
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 847-5283

The Aerodome Ice Rink will provide a fun-filled day for the entire family. Open ice skating is available, along with figure skating and hockey classes for the beginner and the advanced student. The ice rink also offers a great place to host a birthday party or other special event. Bonus: the kids will learn a new skill along the way. 

Melissa Moreno is a freelance writer covering all things Houston. Her work can be found on

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