Many homeschooling families create their own P.E. (physical education) classes combining incorporating things like co-op, club or league sports, gymnastics, dance, hiking, bike riding and other such activities. They often supplement the physical portions of P.E. with additional health, nutrition and wellness training. However, sometimes we all need a little inspiration (and maybe some motivation😉). The following are some places where you might find some useful material to use in your classroom.
ACE: Operation FitKids – The American Council on Exercise hosts this free downloadable fitness curriculum for children in grades 3-8 that focuses on exercise and good nutrition.
KidsHealth in the Classroom – This website from the nonprofit children's health system, Nemours, features health-related lesson plans that include activities, handouts and much more. Additionally, use the upper menu to check out the sister kid and teen friendly websites for even more resources.
KidsExercise – At this United Kingdom site you will find lots of articles with tips and suggestions for exercise and nutrition for children as well as a few printable puzzles.
GoNoodle – You will need to sign up for a free account to use this site, but there are over 250 videos that encourage kids to get moving. (Please note there is a paid subscription option that also includes extension activities and other options, but the free content is a cool resource as a stand-alone.)
Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel – You will find over 400 colorful and kid-friendly videos that teach children yoga on this YouTube channel. You can also check out their website here for blog posts with helpful tips as well as their for cost products including a smart device app and lesson plans.