Physical Education is a required class for students at our virtual school.  Last year we counted things like sports practices and games, playing outside and riding bikes.  This year I’d like to do a little more.  I want to still expose them to all the things they’d have the opportunity to learn in a traditional school.  We came up with the following list of things that we may or may not try.  It will give us ideas to pull from.  Currently we have a membership to the YMCA, so we can take advantage of the gym and indoor pool as well.  Look for a local community center, YMCA, church with open gym time, a park or even your backyard.

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Some of these things you will need to find others to participate in and others you can just teach certain skills.

Kickball

Soccer

Baseball

Bowling (use 2 liters and a softball to do this at home)

Obstacle Course

Foursquare

Hop Scotch

Jacks

Chinese jump rope

Simon Says

Pin Pong

Laser tag

Dart Tag (with nerf guns)

Relay Races

Dodgeball

Volleyball

Wallybal

Basketball

Racquetball

Weight Lifting

Tennis

Swimming

Riding a Bike (try to increase time or distance and ride for a purpose)
Running (use the car to map out a route and mileage or download an app like Map my run to track time and distance)

Fitness test (60 seconds of jumping jacks, sit ups, push ups; vertical jump, mile run, sit and reach)  Test this each month and encourage imporvement

The PE requirement for our school is one hour a week.  Personally I expect my kids to be active each day, as this is necessary for life.  Spending 30 minutes a day being active also helps break up the wiggles in younger kids and refocus the older kids minds.

Just for fun add a mandatory 30 second wiggle session after each completed curriculum lesson!  =)