Physical education for homeschoolers doesn’t need to be hard. You just might need to think a little more out of the box! Check out our top PE ideas for homeschool that are fun.
I have to admit exercise is definitely my downfall, and incorporating it into our homeschool day did not really happen for the first few years. My son did go to rugby twice a week and swimming but other than that we didn’t really focus on it.
Of course, children run around all day, and with endless play dates, I didn’t need to worry.
But, when my son turned 10 I really wanted to get into introducing a more formal curriculum for physical education.
Keep reading to discover the best homeschooling resources for physical education. I promise it is easier than you think.
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Homeschool PE Ideas
We have started to allow 30 minutes a day for physical fitness. These are some of our favorite activities:
- Skipping (we use this skipping rope)
- Couch to 5k
- Punching bag (he got this for Christmas a few years ago and he loves it!)
- Bike ride
- Walking to the local parks (why not have a neighborhood scavenger hunt!)
- Having daily walks
- Trampolining (check out 26 trampoline benefits for kids that will surprise you.)
- Play outdoor games such as basketball at the courts is not only fitness it encourages the kids to play together.
- Martial arts
- What about creating an obstacle course in the backyard?
- Encourage the kids to do these simple arm exercises that are perfect for beginners.
- Basketball games for kids
Also adding parent and me yoga for your family will not only help with fitness but is great for mindfulness.
Best Homeschool PE Curriculum
If you are looking for a more formal PE homeschool curriculum your options are fairly limited. These are the only 3 we have come across:
Training Like An Olympic Runner
Mr D Math has a Training Like an Olympic Runner self-paced course for middle school and high school.
This course has been designed to increase physical activity as well as provide great insight into running technique and training theory.
This 32-week curriculum is sure to improve fitness greatly.
Training Like an Olympic Runner provides the unique opportunity to learn from an array of Olympic sprinters and coaches.
Quizzes and assessments are integrated providing a great experience for students, as well as parents.
Training Like an Olympic Runner is sure to educate, inspire, and challenge the athlete and intellect alike.
Curriculum for Health & Fitness
If you are looking for an actual homeschool PE curriculum I highly recommend looking at the SchoolhouseTeachers curriculum for health & fitness.
Once you have subscribed to this curriculum you also get everything else they offer included. Including math, science, language arts, and even more.
Homeschool Family Fitness
Homeschool family fitness provides a year’s worth of fitness improvement for everyone in the family.
Lessons cover muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, aerobic fitness, and fitness games with minimal equipment. Plus fitness tests, sports labs, and lesson plans.
Forty weeks of instruction are included. So if the weather does not cooperate, you have enough activities to choose from for the 36-week school year.
A weekly schedule is provided with activities’ grade appropriateness noted. Plus alternate activities if there is a disparity in what students can perform.
Junior and senior high students can use this book like a textbook with labs. Parents can use this book as a lesson plan for younger students of all ages.
Check out our favorite free homeschool curriculum too!
Best kids YouTube channels to get them moving
I have been looking at YouTube for inspiration and thought I would share the best homeschool PE videos we could find.
- PE with Joe Wicks
- GoNoodle – Get Moving
- Fitness Blender
- Refit Revolution
- Learn A Great New Dance For (And With) Your Kid
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- CowBoy Line Dance Instruction
- Jam Time Dance
- Jenny Ford Kids Fitness Videos
- Yoga with Adriene
- Kidz Bop
- Body Groove
- The Fitness Marshall
- Pop Sugar Fitness
Last Updated on 2 November 2023 by homeschoolof1