Keeping Children Active

With many children’s exercise levels having fallen during the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, it is more important than ever to keep children active. Guidance from the Chief Medical Officer suggests children should be active for an average of 60 minutes a 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, many of which can be done at home.

If you’re looking for a specific sport for your children to take part in, you can use our club finder to search for a club, and then visit their website to see what activities they have on offer for children and young people. Click here to visit the Club Finder

Active Half Term

To encourage children to be active everyday this October half term download this Activity Log, and get your child to fill it in every day with how they have got active and how it made them feel. Let us know how you’re getting active as a family this half term by tagging us on social media or using #LetsMoveLincs

Activities

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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.

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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

Here4You

The Lincolnshire Here4You line is a joint advice and self-referral line between (CAMHS) Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services and Healthy Minds Lincolnshire.  Advice and guidance is available to professionals, young people and parents/carers.  If you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing or mental health of a child or young person and need some advice or guidance contact the Lincolnshire Here4You line on 01522 309120 Mon-Fri (9.30-16.30).

Every Mind Matters – Advice for parents and young people

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