Keeping Children Active

With many children’s exercise levels having fallen during the Coronavirus pandemic, 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

Let us know how you’re getting active as a family 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

Free resources, guidance documents and digital support to help you with PE, sport and physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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

 

Inspire + Daily Distractions

Whether you’re at school or at home, stay Happy, Healthy and Active! Inspire + provide two daily videos that are broadcast live.

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Supporting primary age children to be brighter, healthier and happier through a whole child approach.

Go Noodle

Go Noodle

Movement, yoga and mindfulness videos.

This is PE

This is PE

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

Fitter Future

An online platform that equips children with the tools to improve their emotional and mental well-being

Sport England- Join the Movement

Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home.

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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.

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks returns with lots of physical activity videos for children to join in with

Andy’s Wild Workouts

Aimed at KS1 children, learn a variety of fun movements with a theme.

TopYa! active challenges

Pupils can join schools games active championships via the TopYa! App, supported by Youth Sport Trust.

Change 4 Life

A variety of shake up games to keep children active

Lets Get Kids Moving

A variety of superhero themed workouts aimed at children

Just Dance

A variety of songs for children to dance to by copying the movements

Cosmic Yoga

Fun story themed yoga videos aimed at children

Yoga with Adrienne

Simple yoga videos suitable for all ages including older children and parents

PE with Steven Jeff

PE lessons that can be used at home or for key worker children

Youth Sports Trust after school clubs

Physical activity after school clubs created by YST for children to do at home

Yorkshire Sports ‘This is PE’

AfPE and Govt endorsed home learning PE videos

NETFLEX Physical Activity Videos

A Netflix style resource containing lots of different videos around PE & physical activity

Maketime2play

Maketime2play facebook page, app and website are updated regularly with play activities for kids that encourage imaginative and exploratory play

NETFLEX SEND Physical Activity Videos

Inclusive videos for physical activity in classrooms or at home for learners who will now be shielding

Health with Ryan Forwood

AfPE and Govt endorsed, a selection of videos around the benefits of health and physical activity

PE Fridays with Coach Kat

Weekly football related PE workouts provided by the Lincoln City Foundation

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