Staying Active As A Family At Home
Physical activity is a great way to spend time together, as well as maintaining your physical and mental wellbeing. Below are some ideas for children and families to try at home.
Please see below the Chief Medical Officer's UK physical activity guidelines which details the physical activity needed and health benefits for children, 0-5 years old and 5-18 years old.
Physical Activity Guidelines
Early Years Activities
Our Early Years team have been working hard on Full of Beans activity plans which have been designed for families to use at home with minimal equipment to keep families physically active.
The various activity plans can be viewed here.
World Bee Day - 20th May - have a go at the Busy Bee's Activities here.
May Family Challenge
The idea of the challenge is to get people playing fun simple games at home as a family every day throughout May. We are looking for families to interact with us and share videos/images of them playing the games and using the hashtag #MayChallenge
Start the challenge now and download your calendar
Chalk Activity Trails - #WalkAndChalk
We are providing boxes of pavement chalk and lots of ideas for families and their children to draw hopscotch or other activity trails for the whole community to use. This will be piloted in some of our key estates across Somerset with assistance through housing, food banks, local authorities and other volunteer groups.
Click here for information on how to develop your own Chalk Activity Trail. #WalkAndChalk
Be Active At Home Colour Sticker
Colour this in, display it in your window and let your community know you are keeping active at home!
Take a photo of your completed coloured sticker and pop it on twitter using the hashtag #BeActiveAtHome and tag us in @SASPsomerset.
SASP Healthy Futures - Home Videos
SASP Children and Family worker Dan Tremain has created 8 Healthy Futures Videos in total for families to follow and take part in. These activities are taken from our Healthy Futures lesson plans, delivered in Primary Schools across Somerset.
Somerset School Games Virtual Dance Challenge 2020
SASP Moving To Maths
We know it's a difficult time for home learning, so SASP staff member Luke as come up with several activities where you can combine both physical activity and maths and still have fun. These can be done with minimal equipment and the challenges correspond to the statutory requirements of the Primary National Curriculum.
real PE Resources Now Free
Inspired Schools Daily Videos
Inspired Schools is a local company offering multiple videos daily on their YouTube channel. While some of the videos are PE based and great to get your kids moving, their other curriculum based videos such as Maths and English are also a great resource.
Dancing With The Kids
Last year, This Girl Can teamed up with Disney to bring us some fantastic fun dance videos for parents to try with their kids at home. These videos encourage families to dance along to popular Disney songs. You can follow the moves in the videos, improvise your own and of course even pick your own songs to try. You can follow along with their videos here, or watch an example below.
Change4Life Fun Indoor Games
Change4Life Inclusive Indoor Activities
Change4Life have also created their '10 Minute Shake Up Games' that have been modified to be enjoyed by disabled children. Some of the factors of these games, such as ball sizes, distances or time lengths can easily be changed depending on the player(s). Click here to find out more about these games, as well as other indoor activities such as Obstacle Races, Potato Golf and more.
Youth Sport Trust 60 Second Challenges
Youth Sport Trust (YST) have a collection of various challenges for people to complete to help them stay active. Challenges can be done in short bursts and last 60 seconds. Ideal for short bursts or to complete a few in one go for a good workout.
Nike - Active Kids Do Better
Nike have a page full of fun activities that young people can do at at home or in the garden. These also include activities that can be done as a family.
Rugby League Home Learning
The Rugby League are keen for young people to continue to develop their Rugby skills at home, despite the fact that activities and clubs are on hold at the moment. Skill To Play is an online initiative which showcases some of the game's final players and teaches children how to practise at home.
Online 'Indoor Olympics'
The Indoor Olympics is a Facebook page set up by 'Megan' aiming to give people activity ideas while they may be stuck indoors for a while. Videos are added daily to the page, encouraging people to take part in activities, games and fun ideas that can be done on your own, or with your family.
Les Mills - Move Like An Avenger
Joe Wicks (aka. The Body Coach TV)
imoves - Home Activity Learning
British Cycling - Daily Activities
Tennis at Home Exercises
LTA Youth isn't just about tennis; it's about kids developing mentally and physically on and importantly, off the court.
You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with our Home Activities hub, it's full of activities for the whole family. Even "that" uncle who gets way too competitive.
Our Home Activities hub consists of four areas. Click here for more info.
Sportshall Athletics at Home
Sportshall Athletics have launched a fun Home Pentathlon challenge for all the family. The Home Pentathlon is a fun way for families to take part in adapted Sportshall Athletics events within their home environment. The guidance notes and online score system are supported by a set of YouTube clips. There are 5 Challenges which can easily be adapted to the equipment and space families have. Why not promote it to your pupils as a virtual school challenge or a virtual intra-house challenge and get pupils to screenshot their family scores to either you as a school challenge or just their friends.
- 20 x 5m shuttle run
- Standing long jump
- Speed bounce
- Standing vertical jump
- Target throw
School Games Primary and Secondary Activity Cards
The School Games website will host a variety of primary and secondary activity cards created by NGBs, which will be updated on a daily basis and free for all to access. They have uploaded the first four cards produced by Boccia England, British Blind Sport, England Hockey and Swim England. These can be accessed from the new Coronavirus Support area of the School Games website.
School Games Active Championships
School Games social channels have seen the launch of School Games Active Championships, a variety of digital challenges to get involved with every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to support local delivery of the School Games at home through the TopYa! app. All the joining instructions for Teachers, Children and Parents can be found here. Please look out for the daily challenge on our @YourSchoolGames social channels.
Why not try some of the following ideas to keep your children engaged with rounders. Rounders kids activity pack downloads - these will be updated approximately every 2 weeks with different themes.
Get Set to Tokyo
Although the Olympics are no longer going ahead this year in Tokyo, Team GB and Paralympic GB have again produced a great range of FREE Classroom and Home activities for schools and community groups. Click on these links to access their website where you can register your school, to view some of the classroom resources and home learning resources.
Home Activity Ideas
Click here to download 40 great Primary School Home activities produced by the Windsor School Sports Partnership. Activities include:
- Sock Bowls
- Laser Maze
- Blindman's Bluff
- Pirate Fleet
- and much more!