27 PE Ideas for Homeschool Get Fit & Have Fun at Home
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 20 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 want to get into introducing a more formal homeschool PE routine into our everyday life.
Keep reading to discover our favorite homeschool physical education resources. 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. Normally around lunchtime to do some form of exercise. 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. Check out Dribble Up basketball they make the best smart soccer and basketballs, it will feel like you are training at home!
- 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
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.
Homeschool PE Videos
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 was a lifesaver for so many people during COVID.
- 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 27 May 2023 by homeschoolof1
Personally, I really like dancing so that hopefully brings a little bit of fitness with it, even though it’s only dancing around at home, nothing more organised. We do quite a bit of walking and running around while out and about, as well as some swimming, trampolining etc, so I think we’re getting an okay amount of exercise. We’ve tried the Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube too, and I quite liked it, though Penguin wasn’t convinced lol
You have some great suggestions here, YouTube is brilliant for exercise videos.
I love the idea of exercising together as a family! I’ll definitely check out some of those videos!
I’m a big fan of the couch to 5 k idea. My son loves running and I can have a good walk with him running and my other son riding his bike.
These are great ideas! It is so important to stay active and to be good models for our children. I am going to pin this for later. Thank you!
I am terrible at keeping fit. My daughter is now old enough to use the gym where we have our memberships but we don’t go as often as we should. Have you tried the body coach workouts? He does them for schools now too which are aimed at kids
Oh no I haven’t I will definitely take a look thank you 🙂
PE at school and humiliation I experienced within it is what led to me hating exercise. This is such a wonderful way to make it fun!
Yes I am really not a big fan of exercise hiding in the house doing it definitely helps!!