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.
Physical Activity Guidelines
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.
real PE at home
FOR REAL PE FULL MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY: The 'real PE at home' platform can extend your childrens' learning in PE from school into the home through lockdown and beyond. Working with children to develop a positive relationship with physical activity through fun and engaging activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how your school can access 'real PE at home'.
Home Pentathlon Challenge
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
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.
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.
SASP Moving To English
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 English and still have fun. These can be done with minimal equipment and the challenges correspond to the statutory requirements of the Primary National Curriculum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
European Space Agency: Walk To The Moon Challenge 2021
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
The 2020-21 Walk to the Moon Challenge runs from 13 January to 31 May 2021, where teams of students and families complete physical and scientific activities to earn points for their country. Earned points are translated into steps to help the Mission X mascots walk 384 400 km from Earth to the Moon!
Mission X is designed for students age 8-12, but open to all ages. The challenge is open worldwide for school teams and families (teams must be led by an educator or a parent). Registration remains open throughout the challenge.
For further information click HERE.
Daily physical activities to help keep a healthy body and mind. This link includes some great themed videos for dance, yoga and fitness. It also includes some healthy body healthy mind activities and inclusive fitness videos.
To view these, please click HERE.
Team building is great way to get involved with new people and learn about one another. It is great for bringing young people together in anxious, unknown situations and making them enjoy the activity more and have fun. More info here