Keeping Children Active at Home

Physical Activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it's more important than ever right now.
Being active in a way that is right for you, can improve your physical health, help manage stress and anxiety and just generally make you feel better.
You can also still go outside for a walk, run, cycle - or any other way you normally get active outside - provided you are doing so in a way that meets the latest guidance on social distancing and advice on unnecessary social contact.



Keeping Children Active at Home

It's really important to keep you children moving and engaged in positive activities. We can't let them spend all day on video games; that doesn't mean 'no video games at all' but they should be doing a healthy amount of varying activities everyday.

  • Get outside and go for a walk, jog, bike ride or get on your scooter
  • Get in the countryside and go for a bug hunt
  • Do a spot of gardening and planting
  • Play garden games likes hop scotch, tag, skipping and hula hooping
  • Jump on your trampoline
  • Clean down your bikes and scooters
  • Sort your bedroom out and have a change round
  • Do a fashion show while sorting your clothes out
  • Have a pamper session
  • Do chalk rainbows outside or get 'arty' inside
  • Learn new crafts like sewing, knitting and drawing
  • Do a diary of what you've been up to so you can share with your teachers and friends when you are back at school
  • Try your hand at writing a story
  • Get baking and cooking
  • Practice your ball skills with footballs, tennis balls, and racket games likes tennis and badminton
  • Consider family games like bowling
  • Create dance routines or practice your gym skills likes handstands and cartwheels
  • There are also range of educational websites for children to try including Literacy Shed, Twinkl, Pobble365, Times Table Rockstars, Purplemash
  • The BBC are holding daily lessons for young people of all ages. Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Here are a some useful links with ideas on how to keep their bodies and minds active:

Joe Wickes (the Body Coach) is doing a free live PE lesson every weekday at 9am.

Change 4 life offers lots of advice on activities to do with your children

This Girl Can are doing free Disney Dance Workouts

Cosmic Kids Yoga gives free online yoga classes for children

BBC History for kids

Science Bob

Pete McKee Cartoon Workshop