Keep the kids active at home
Searching for inspiration on suitable activities for kids that you can fit in as part of their home schooling day? We've teamed up with Norfolk's School Sports Partnerships to give schools, parents, and carers handy resources to get kids active every day of the school week!
Click the links below to access a library of free, high-quality themed resources covering a wide range of activities for children at home, in primary and secondary schools, and in Early Years, nursery and other childcare settings.
Need some fresh air? Explore local areas with the kids where you can safely social distance in our Active Outdoors resources.
We know how busy being a parent is. Whether you're a parent, or expectant parent-to-be looking for a workout that fits your timeframe, we've found some resources to suit you. Check them out here.
Whilst most of the resources listed above are or can be tailored to be more accessible, there are plenty more ideas, games and resources available which are fully accessible. If you need any advice or have further suggestions of some fun games parents can play with their young ones, be sure to let us know!
- On The Move are weekly accessible activities to do at home or in the garden, using things found aroundt he house. From Hockey to Boules, there's something new for everyone to try!
- On The Move Outdoors are walks for everyone. We know how worrying it can be to find somewhere accessible to walk, particularly if you've someone who needs clear walkways or requires extra stimulation. For this reason, we've been travelling round Norfolk finding walks that everyone can enjoy.
- Change4Life have accessible activities for children and young people with disabilities. Have you ever tried Potato Golf? Perhaps an Obstacle Race?
Everyday activity ideas
Normal household activities count towards children's physical activity levels - whatever gets the family up and moving! Here are a few ideas for everyday ways to move more:
- Tidy up races
- How about a sock-pairing race and then aiming them at the linen basket?
- Making your bed everyday
- Hoovering and sweeping
- window cleaning
- Playing games like 'twister'
- a treasure hunt around the home
- Drawing with coloured chalk
- Setting up a mud kitchen with some old pots and pans
- Doing some gardening, weeding, digging or cutting the lawn
- Setting up a garden obstacle course. Using whatever you have to go over, under, through or around
- How about some target games? What can you come up with?
- Try different ways of travelling around, hopping jumping or crawling