This week’s Homeschool Sports & Fitness feature spotlights homeschool PE ideas from Homegrown Mom!
In our efforts to get and stay fit for Disney and beyond, my family has made sure to incorporate some sort of physical activity into our homeschool days. As science has shown the many benefits of daily exercise, we want to make sure we get our bodies moving each day, and we’re hoping to help you get your fitness on too!
This week we’re stopping by the Homegrown Mom blog for some great homeschool PE ideas and suggestions on how to keep them organized. Angela of Homegrown Mom first published this article in 2011 and republished the material again in 2014 so that more people could benefit. I think her suggestions are timeless and will be a great help to anyone wanting to work more physical activity into their day. I’m only highlighting a few topics here, but you’ll want to be sure to read the full article!
Angela’s first suggestion is to organize her ideas. She wrote exercises on index cards and inserted them into an inexpensive photo album. Each day they flip through the book and choose an activity to do. Some include bike riding and exercise videos, as well as active Wii games, swimming, hiking, or soccer.
One of the notecards says to do timed workouts to music. Angela suggests 30-second intervals of things like jumping jacks, jumping rope, or high knees, as well as 10-, 15- or 20-repetitions of things like sit-ups, lunges, and leg lifts. She also has two circuit options for lifting light weights, mat exercises, and treadmill movement. Some of her top tips are to keep it simple, keep it fun, and to let your kids leads once in a while!
Pop over to Homegrown Mom to read all of Angela’s awesome ideas. Now get out there, get moving, and get fit for Disney and beyond!
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