One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that my kids get to have an infinite amount of exercise. We can do as much homeschool “PE” as we want, even though we don’t officially label it as anything, but just having fun.
Especially in this age of screens, (upon screens, upon screens), making sure kids are physically active is more important than ever. But, don’t feel like homeschool PE is a chore. Find what you and your kids love, and go for it.
In our state, we don’t have to clock hours for homeschool PE, but if your state requires it, these are some great ways to get your kids active and fit in your PE requirements.
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Here are a few of our favorite homeschool PE ideas (and check out some more ideas from other fellow homeschool bloggers at the bottom of the post!!):
Our Favorite Outdoor PE Ideas for Homeschool:
| 1 | Bicycle riding
It doesn’t get much more fun than riding bikes. Biking is such a great way for kids to build strength, balance and confidence. Not only that, but it is also a great family activity that everyone can enjoy together.
Don’t forget a helmet and some knee and elbow pads for safety!
| 2 | Hopscotch
You can’t go wrong with hopscotch as a homeschool pe idea! This oldie, but goodie, is a fun game for kids of all ages.
Fill up the squares with whatever you’re working on, and your kids can practice their numbers, letters, sight words or math problems as they jump across.
We use this sidewalk chalk on our back porch and the kids jump to their hearts’ content!
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| 3 | Hiking and Nature Walks
Don’t ever underestimate the benefits of a walk outside! Sometimes the best homeschool PE for us is simply walking outside together, hunting for bugs or animal tracks.
To spice things up a little on our nature walks, I created this ebook: 25 Simple and Fun Nature Walk Activities for Kids. Your kids will enjoy the variety of activities they can do on their hike and walks outside.
Science and PE combined? YES, please!
Our Favorite Indoor PE Ideas for Homeschool:
| 1 | Trampoline Time
While I know that there are risks when kids jump on trampolines, there are also great benefits.
We have a small rebounding trampoline and large trampoline, and the kids love to use them.
The smaller trampoline is nice because it can be used indoors, but if you have space for a large one outside, those are great also.
You can read more about the benefits of rebounding on a trampoline here.
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| 2 | Yoga
I first found Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube when my kids were toddlers. They loved to sit on their yoga mats and follow along with the fun stories on t.v.
Now that my kids are older, they still enjoy yoga, and we are able to do more together. It’s great for stretching out your body, building core strength and balancing yourself out, mentally.
Now my kids even search Google for 2-person yoga poses and challenge themselves to hold the poses with each other.
We have these yoga mats, and we love them…especially since they come in a variety of colors!
| 3 | Indoor Air Soccer
I found this fun indoor air soccer game on Amazon! It is a great way to still get in physical activity, even if it’s freezing cold OR boiling hot outside!
This is a sure-fire way to keep homeschool PE going, no matter what.
Here are more awesome homeschool PE Ideas from other fellow homeschool bloggers:
13 EASY Ways for Homeschoolers to Fit Exercise into your Day from Homeschool Your Boys
Walk at Home Homeschool PE from The Curriculum Choice from The Curriculum Choice
Homeschool Physical Education from The Homeschool Resource Room
How to Homeschool PE from The Homeschool Resource Room
Winter Physical Education from Starts At Eight
Practicing Sports Skills from Susan Evans
Homeschool PE Channels to Get You Moving from Homeschool Hideout
13 Homeschool PE Ideas from Only Passionate Curiosity
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