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Best Xbox + 360 Kinect Games to Get Kids Moving

In another post, I talked about our family’s conversion experience with Xbox 360 with Kinect. My husband and I used to be staunchly anti-gaming, but with this system we are seeing the light in a big way. Gone are the days when gaming involves sitting like a couch potato. The Xbox 360 + Kinect system makes the whole body the controller, which means kids are engaging with big gross-motor movements in order to play. Here are some of the best games to get kids up and moving.


  • Fruit Ninja 2 1 of 6
    Fruit Ninja 2
    Fruit Ninja 2 gets kids off their handheld devices and out of their seats, because they will have to be on their feet ready to fight off flying and spinning fruit that comes their way. Using their arms as blades, they will be moving and exercising as they try to slice and dodge giant fruit particles coming their way.
  • Hole in the Wall 2 of 6
    Hole in the Wall
    Players must bend, pose and configure their bodies into human puzzle pieces so they can fit into the images on the screen, this will have everyone laughing as well as completing their yoga exercise for the day.
  • Just Dance Kids 2 3 of 6
    Just Dance Kids 2
    Just Dance 2 will have your kids up dancing and having a blast. This game is filled with movement that teaches cooperation, creativity and a sense of rhythm to your kid all while having a fun.
  • Kinect Rush 4 of 6
    Kinect Rush
    Kinect Rush gives everyone the chance to be up moving as a character from a Pixar movie. Kids act out the characters with their body, moving through adventures and challenges that are fun for all ages.
  • Kinect Sports 5 of 6
    Kinect Sports
    Kinect Sports makes it easy for anyone to have a solid workout at home. From step aerobics to boxing these activities are fun calorie burners and easy for any age to follow.
  • Twister Mania 6 of 6
    Twister Mania
    Twister Mania gets everyone up, twisting into fun shapes all while competing with friends or family. Going from lunges to hilarious poses, kids won't even realize the workout they're getting.

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