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.
Some of these things you will need to find others to participate in and others you can just teach certain skills.
Bowling (use 2 liters and a softball to do this at home)
Chinese jump rope
Dart Tag (with nerf guns)
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! =)