10 ways to keep children active over Easter

With most schools set to break up for the Easter Holidays on Friday, here are some of our top tips of how to have a fun break whilst also keeping fit and active.

  1. Plan outdoor activities

Encourage children to participate in outdoor activities such as bike rides, picnics, and playing games like football or frisbee. It’s a great way to keep them active and engaged. Now it’s lighter in the evenings, there’s more time to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

  1. Make it a family affair

Where possible, try to participate in activities with your children. This not only keeps everyone active but also creates bonding opportunities. Try games like tag, hide-and-seek or hop scotch.

  1. Set a routine

In the holidays, it’s easy for all sense of structure and routine to fly out of the window. Try to establish a routine for the day that includes physical activities. This helps to ensure that children stay active throughout the day.

  1. Be creative

Encourage children to engage in creative activities like dancing, yoga, or indoor games that keep them active and entertained.

  1. Try new things

Experiment with new activities like martial arts, rock climbing, or swimming. This can help keep children interested and engaged. There’s an activity out there for everyone!

  1. Encourage physical chores

Encourage children to help with physical chores like gardening, cleaning, or washing the car. It’s a great way to get them moving and teach them responsibility (and also helps you out!)

  1. Organise an Easter Egg hunt

Organise an Easter egg hunt that requires physical activity. For example, ask children to find eggs hidden in the park or around the house or garden. You could even ask them to run, jump and climb to find the hidden eggs.

  1. Limit screen time

Set limits on screen time and encourage children to spend time outdoors or engaging in physical activities instead.

  1. Set up an obstacle course

Set up an obstacle course in your garden or local park to keep your child active and entertained.

  1. Keep it fun

Above all, keep physical activities fun and engaging. Children are more likely to participate in activities that they enjoy, so make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriate and interesting to them.

Don’t forget that hosting an athlete visit is also a great way to engage your students in new and exciting ways. The children will have the chance to interact with a professional athlete and gain valuable insights into what it takes to succeed at the highest level. To find out when we’re next in your area give us a call on 01223 792200 or visit www.sportsforschools.org

Have a wonderful Easter!

P.S – If you try any of these ideas, we’d love to see them (Twitter: @sports_for_schools Facebook: @sportsfschools)



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