• How to Stay Active at Home: PE @Home Resources

    With kids missing PE time we wanted to make sure you have some resources to keep your students (and yourself) active and healthy. 

    One of the most important things you can do for you and your families mental health and physical health during this time is make sure you stay active and get at least the CDC recommended 60 minutes of activity each day

    NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED ACTIVITIES

    Awesome online resources:

     Sworkit: Free Customizable Follow Along Kids Workouts 

    • Sign up for Sworkitand use them for follow along workouts for kids
      • They have a free kids workouts for anyone to use after signing up and they are even customizable and have student examples for all of the follow along workouts, just click on the “Kids Workouts” section after logging in
      • This is awesome because since it’s customizable you can delete activities that are too hard and replace them with easier versions – or if it’s too easy, you can replace them with more challenging activities and exercises… 

    Follow Along Workout Channels on Youtube

    Yoga

    Follow Along Dances:

     Practice or learn a popular Line Dance

     

    PE ACTIVITIES WITH LIMITED EQUIPMENT 

    SKILLS REVIEW

    If you have any of the equipment below (frisbee, ball, jump rope, balloon etc), you can practice reviewing or working on any of the skills that we’ve learned in PE class this year. 

    • Striking a Balloon (awesome activity for K-2nd Grade) 
      • Blow up a balloon and practice striking it with different items in your house (or different body parts)
      • What is the hardest item or body part to control the balloon with?  What’s your record for the most number of hits without moving your feet?
      • Here’s an example of this balloon striking activity
    • 4 Square
      • If you have a playground ball and a garage or driveway you can play a game of 2 Square with a family member, draw a court with some chalk and check out this post if you don’t have the rules to play the game https://www.thepespecialist.com/foursquare/

     Inspirational Character and Confidence Building Video Series: 

    • Check out the website below for a great set of inspirational videos for students to watch and have some conversations about perseverance through hard times, believing in yourself and making an impact in the world.  I think this series offers a great perspective for students.
    • https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you-video-series-one

     

    Physical Activity Resources from The Sports Institute at UW Medicine

    UW

         The resources have been reviewed by The Sports Institute. They prioritize diverse and adaptable activities provided by government institutions, healthcare organizations, and non-profits.

     

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