Keeping Children Active at Home

With children at home its important to try and keep them active everyday. Guidance from the Chief Medical Officer suggests children should be active for an average of 60 minutes at day, across the week. The activities should make children breathe faster and feel warmer. We’ve gathered together some resources and links to activities to give you ideas for keeping children active this summer.

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Created by the One Network this activity log allows children to record how they have got moving every day, how much they enjoyed it and how it made them feel. Click on the image or here to download a copy of the My Active Summer Log.
You can print off the sheets on your home printer or update the activities on your computer.

For ideas to encourage children to get their active 60 minutes each day, follow the links below to online resources, videos and sport inspired challenges, as well as fun games and activities.

Competition

For a chance to win a family pass for Lincoln Water Park or Altitude 44, Skegness, just download an active summer log and share with us how your child has been getting active this summer! Click here for full competition details and how to enter.

 

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Virtual School Games

Have a go at some of our Lincolnshire School Games challenges at home.

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Explore Outdoors

Get active outside, walking, cycling, exploring and having fun! See our tops tips and links to further guidance.

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Sport Specific Activities

Activities and challenges related to specific sports for children to have a go at. Most don’t need any special equipment.

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Get Set Tokyo

The Olympics and Paralympics may have been postponed, but Get Set have a great range of activities relating to the games for children to do at home this summer.

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Get Set For PE Active Families Resource bank

Fun games to keep active at home, based around PE skills.

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Youth Sport Trust  Resources

A selection of resources to keep kids active at home, including fun 60 second challenges

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Change 4 Life- 10 minute shakeups

Ten minute burst of fun inspired by your favourite Disney and Pixar Characters

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This Girl Can – Disney Dance Alongs

Learn new dance routines as a family inspired by Disney songs

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Go Noodle

Movement, yoga and mindfulness videos.

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This is PE

Practice throwing, catching, jumping and other skills in this set of videos with content from Physical Educators from across the country.

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Nike – Active Kids

Resources for families to help get their kids more active.

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Change 4 Life – Accessible Activities

Advice on activities for disabled children and young people.

Children’s Mental Health

If your child/children are feeling anxious or worried about the current situation, you might like to download the guide to coronavirus for children produced by the Children’s Commissioner. Find the guide here

The NSPCC have useful advice and support for parents and carers around coronavirus