One of the things I heard a lot growing up as a homeschooled student was “what do you do for PE?”
Many families solve this problem by enrolling in sports, but if you don’t like the idea of spending multiple days a week on a sports field (we don’t), you can still get by with some of these ideas.
We have the added PE challenge of not having a yard. Currently, we live in an apartment and do not have any outdoor space for the children to run around in. This has required us to get a little creative with our PE class!
We’ve found the following essential supplies for homeschooling PE to be of benefit to our family:
Essential Supplies for Homeschooling PE
A good pair of running shoes (this is particularly important for girls, as a lot of girls’ shoes are flimsy. Look for athletic shoes with deep treads and good ankle support. The shoe should be flexible but sturdy)
Exercise clothes (we like motivational shirts that say things like, “Give your all” etc)
Athletic socks (I’ve found that ankle socks stay up better than socks that hit below the ankle)
Whistle (this is fun for the teacher to use)
Stopwatch(for timing athletic events)
Sidewalk chalk (for creating obstacle courses and games)
Baseball and bat
PE Supplies that are Fun but Non-Essential
Essential Supplies for Homeschooling PE Indoors
We do almost all our regular exercise indoors. First, because we don’t have a yard, and second, because we live in Texas and we have outdoor weather about two months out of the year. Right now, my kids really love yoga and dance-style exercises.
Yoga videos (my kids love yoga right now)
Kids fitness videos
Just Dance or equivalent
Games and Activities for Kids
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How does your family handle PE and physical fitness?