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Homeschool P.E. Ideas

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

By homeschooling your children, you will also be directly responsible for their physical fitness and education. Check out this article for some fun methods to keep your kids healthy.

Create A Flip Book

With this activity schedule, you can be sure your kids will never get the same thing twice in a row. Use a photo album and fill it with index cards that have different activities on each card. One day can be a thirty-minute session playing a competitive sport, and the next day could be swimming at the gym, or your own pool if you have one. You can also mix it up and include a gaming system with some fitness software.

As you introduce your kids to various sports and activities, have a look at these fun and engaging video lessons on individual and team sports for some extra tips.

Household Chores

Believe it or not, your children's tasks around the house can actually contribute to their physical activity. You can have them do some of the yardwork, such as raking leaves or weeding gardens, depending on the season. Using a push-style lawnmower is fantastic exercise as well, and on rainy days, forceful cleaning of the house can work up a sweat.

Our videos on planning and instruction have some great strategies for implementing physical education plans for your children.

Timed Music Workout

Create a mix of songs specifically for your physical activity, and you can mix up the exercises for your children. You can alternate between cardiovascular activities and stretching, leg lifts, crunches and squats. The possibilities are endless if you mix up the moves, and part of the fun will be making an ideal playlist for the exercise.

Use these fitness goals videos to help you learn how to establish a baseline for your kids to reach as they begin their exercise program.

The Presidential Challenge

Through a partnership with SHAPE America, the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has created a program designed to increase fitness and activity levels in all schools across the United States. For homeschooled students, this plan can also be utilized. All you have to do is contact the website and they can put you in touch with schools in your area that utilize the program.

Our short and entertaining videos on physical activity contain some helpful training on helping your kids stay safe while they exercise.

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