As homeschoolers physical education can be a school requirement that seems illusive, and maybe even hard to fulfill. I bet, like many, your kids/family get in more physical education than you think, without even knowing it! Homeschool Phys Ed is easier than you think!
As my family and I sat around the dinner table we started brain storming. We listed all the activities we encounter in our normal daily lives that would be considered physical education. Since it is summer, we stuck to things we do during the nice weather months.
We purposely left out organized sports, or anything of a more involved or cost incurring nature. We were surprised at how much there really is, and I think you will be too! Our advice to you for fulfilling a physical education requirement is just to get up, get out, and have fun with your family!
For those of you that have worried about how to incorporate physical education into your schooling, I think it will be helpful for you to see that even if your children are not participating in some sort of class or organized program, they are still easily able to include physical education in their lives.
I would like to share with you list of things we compiled, and encourage you to make one of your own. If you come up with others not on this list, please share them in the comment section!
Homeschool Phys Ed Ideas
Activities That Make You Roll:
- bike riding
- roller blading
Activities Needing More Than 1 Person:
- obstacle course
- tennis – my kids use two rackets and play in the street with no net
- Miniature golf
- baseball – this could be as simple as playing catch, or even just tossing the ball for kids to try and bat
- Flip n Toss
- walking with or without dogs