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How to Stay Active at Home: PE At Home Resources

 

Wow, these are interesting times to be sure! Coronavirus Memes are going wild, the NBA is cancelled and schools are closing all over the world and transitioning to E-Learning while students are stuck at home in quarantine. With kids missing that recess and PE time I 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. Check out the video below or scroll down to the links to see my favorite ideas and resources for getting active at home.

 

 

 

 

Links and resources mentioned in the video below:

 

 

NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED ACTIVITIES

No Internet? 

If you don’t have internet you can print off or take a screenshot of some of the one page workouts at Darebee.com, they are all free and they have workouts that focus on pretty much every part of the body as well as full body workouts, so pick one that meets your interests and goals (check out the filter option to choose specific parts of the body or aspects of fitness to focus on): 

https://darebee.com/workouts.html

 

 

Awesome online resources:

Sworkit: Free Customizable Follow Along Kids Workouts 

  • Sign up for Sworkit and 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

 

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
 
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