Due to the current school closures our work will continue by providing support for those looking to stay active at home.
The Chief Medical Officer recommends that all children and young people aged 5-18years aim for an average of at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity. See what the Chief Medical Officer suggests to help you achieve 60 Active Minutes by viewing a simple info-graphic here.
Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help your child’s health and well-being, improve their focus and increase their enjoyment of spending more time at home. Normal household activities count towards children’s physical activity levels – whatever gets the family up and moving! Here are a few ideas for everyday ways to move more:
Tidy up races
How about a sock-pairing race and then aiming them at the linen basket?
Making your bed everyday
Hoovering and sweeping
Playing games like ‘twister’
a treasure hunt around the home
Drawing with coloured chalk
Setting up a mud kitchen with some old pots and pans
Doing some gardening, weeding, digging or cutting the lawn
Setting up a garden obstacle course. Using whatever you have to go over, under, through or around
How about some target games? What can you come up with?
Try different ways of travelling around, hopping jumping or crawling
There are plenty of other activities or challenges to have a go at, some of these are available via the websites below.
|Platform Name||Resource type||URL|
|Stay In, Work Out (Sport England)||Ideas for indoor & outdoor activity||https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home|
|5-a-day fitness||Activity ideas and routines||www.5-a-day.tv|
|Go Noodle||Yoga & Mindfulness||https://www.gonoodle.com free to use, requires account|
|BBC Supermovers||Plans, Worksheets & Teaching Resources||https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers|
|Cosmic Kids||Activity ideas and routines||https://www.cosmickids.com|
|Youth Sport Trust||60 Second Challenge Cards||https://www.youthsporttrust.org/60-second-physical-activity-challenges|
|Youth Sport Trust||PE Home Learning Activities||https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning|
|The Body Coach/ Joe Wickes||Fitness workouts||https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1|
|Premier League Primary Stars||English, Maths & Physical Activity ideas||https://plprimarystars.com/for-families|
|This Girl Can: Disney Dance Alongs||Activity ideas and routines||https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/activities/disney-workouts/|
|Change 4 Life||Advice, activity ideas, routines and recipes||https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities|
|Les Mills||Online workouts||https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWTqWBiJIUtUmvFgSBhkLnxcthciXW6Nf|
|Teach Active||Active Maths & English activities||https://www.teachactive.org/free-trial/|
We will also be sharing ideas and challenges through our social media platforms and updating this page with new resources as they become available so make sure you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.