Early Years Physical Activity Resources
It is widely documented that children who are more physically active at a young age can lead to continued participation in physical active later in life. It is important to encourage children to be physically active in the early years to give them the best possible opportunity of creating a positive relationship with physical activity.
There are new resources available to support school staff with social distanced physical activities on our School Games pages - click here for more information.
Full of Beans
Full of Beans is a set of resources that has been designed by the early years team at SASP and Zing Somerset (Somerset CC Public Health commission). The resources are for those working within EYFS to deliver sessions to children and families in EYFS. The aim of the resource is to make physical activity fun and engage families to participate together. While the resource focuses on increasing physical activity levels and is delivered in a fun thematic way it also has a variety of other key learning elements, such as; Healthy eating, physical development and playing together as families.
As a part of our ongoing support to the EYFS examples of these plans are available to download, or you can watch videos on how to do the activities in the plans. Plans consist of an introduction page followed by a lesson with 4-6 different activities; further lessons are available on request.
These plans can be used in a variety of different ways and as a setting you can change them in a way to meet the needs of your setting, ideas of how these can be used:
- Family engagement sessions
- Small intervention groups
- Group lead activities
- Open events
- Outdoor learning
- School readiness/transition events
Full of Beans Session Plans & Videos
SASP's Early Years team have created some physical activity session plans called 'Full of Beans' with the aim to increase activity levels for Early Years settings to use for children 1-5 years old. The activities within the session plans will help children achieve 180 minutes of activity per day as recommended by the CMO for children in EYFS. The activities can be used as an intervention or as a structured session.
Full of Beans at Home
These Full of Beans activity plans have been designed for families to use at home with minimal equipment to keep families physically active.
Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From our fun Shake Up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving.