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. Here are some ideas of how to keep your children moving, entertained and happy.

  • Get outside - go for a walk, jog, bike ride or get on your scooter
  • Do a spot of gardening and planting
  • Jump on your trampoline
  • Clean down your bikes and scooters
  • Sort your bedroom out and have a change round
  • Learn new crafts like sewing, knitting and drawing
  • 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 Twinkl, Pobble365, Times Table Rockstars, Purplemash

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