Activities for All!
No Corona-virus cabin fever here! We've done all the research for you and found some really fun activities and resources for you to keep the kids entertained and physically active over the next few weeks!
Keep an eye out on our social media too for EVEN MORE fun things to get involved with! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GatesheadSSP
SSP Resource Pack
Please find our new resource pack for children which is packed full of activities relating to sports, fitness, art and design and problem solving. These activities can all be done at home with little equipment. You can find the pack here.
Access Sport - Inclusive Activities
Access Sport are an organisation focussed on improving opportunities in sport for vulnerable children ensuring that it is inclusive for children of all abilities. You can access their Inclusive Activities at Home resources weekly here.
Change 4 Life Fun Generator
If you're running out of fun ideas of activities to keep the kids entertained then look no further than Change 4 Life's Fun Generator! Simply put in the number of children that the activity is for and whether you want to play indoors or outdoors and the generator brings all of the ideas to you! You can try it out here.
Girlguiding - Adventures At Home
Girlguiding have compiled lots of activities for girls to do at home from the ages of 4-10. You can also find activities for ages 10-18 on our KS3/4 Resource Page. These activities for younger children range from fitness to arts and crafts and will definitely keep the children busy for the day! You can find the age related acitivites here on their website.
Great North Run 40 Competition & Resources
This year marks the 40th year of the world's largest half marathon that takes place here in Gateshead! To celebrate the Great North Run turning 40, The Great Run Company have launched various resources and a competition for the children to get involved too! This year they would like the kids to design their own Junior & Mini GNR T shirt AND the winning design will be worn by the 10,000 junior & mini runners taking part on Saturday 12th September!
Great Run have also partnered with the London Marathon, Parkrun, London Landmarks and other UK mass participation sport organisations to launch the 2.6 Challenge. Through The 2.6 Challenge, they’re aiming to raise £67 million to help UK charities after the cancellation of thousands of mass participation sport fundraising events has left them facing a massive £4 billion shortfall! If you would like to learn more about how you an get involved and support the 2.6 Challenge you can find out more here.
Get Set 4 PE
Get Set 4 PE have a bank of over 40 simple and fun activities you can do at home with your family. Head to the website here to get involved.
Get Set - Travel To Tokyo
The Travel to Tokyo challenge will continue to run over the next few months, despite the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being postponed until next summer. We believe that remaining active matters, now more than ever, for both physical and mental wellbeing, so we’re encouraging your pupils to keep logging their activity with their families at home.
Free Home Activity Pack: Get Set have pulled together some of our free, flexible take-home activities to help get your pupils moving at home or in the garden.
Parent Introduction Toolkit: to help you communicate with your pupils' parents and guardians, Get Set have also created a quick and easy toolkit for schools to introduce parents to the challenge, including an introductory email, social media and text-based templates.
Connect with the Get Set Community: keep updated with news on Twitter @GetSetCommunity and on Instagram @GetSetClub. Share how you’re keeping active using our hashtag #TTTYourWay
Teachers trust GoNoodle to help their students stay active, focused, and calm while infusing good energy into their classrooms. Now, with so many kids home from school, they want to keep that good energy going with GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home, a free online resource. GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home provides ways for kids and families to move and learn together. There are loads of fun videos and activities for you to access here.
Joe Wicks - The Nation's PE Teacher
If you still want to maintain some routine in amongst the chaos then why not follow the Body Coach, Joe Wicks, as he becomes the nation's PE teacher and launches his 9am PE lessons Monday to Friday. The free 30-minute live workouts are a mix of HIIT workouts, including jumping jacks, ‘climb the ropes’ and squats. The exercises are fun, easy, and aimed at toddlers through to teenagers so everyone can get involved! To join in with Joe just follow his Youtube channel here.
Little Movers UK, one of our very own coaching providers, are providing FREE live videos on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 10am! You can join in with these live videos through their Facebook here. From Superhero parties to live dancing, singing and loads of fun games it's sure to keep the little ones entertained!
PE & Sport Network
The PE & Sport Network are producing loads of fun activities that they're sharing daily across their social media and on their website here. To make it a little easier for you we've picked a couple of our favourites from their collection below for you to try!
PE Umbrella Little Movers
The PE Umbrella website has lots of resources for children of all ages and they have also created some home challenges for KS1 children to practice their fundamental movement skills. Please find the document here.
Premier League Primary Stars
Premier League Primary Stars uses the inspiration and fun of sport to connect pupils’ learning to the world around them. Find loads of easy-to-use resources for your pupils and kids at home on their website here. They also have loads of cross-curricular links to help you fit their Maths and English lessons in too!
School Games Active Championships
The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.
Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges being set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app, register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880.
Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!
You can find out more on the School Games website here.
Scouts - The Great Indoors
Scouts UK have pulled together 200 indoor activities for your children to do at home! There are so many different types of activities so there is something for everyone. You can find the link to the activities here.
TTS Early Years Activity Pack
TTS have made all of their home learning packs free to download and their early years one is packed full of fun activities to do. You can access it here.
Tyne & Wear Sport
Tyne and Wear Sport have done some of the hard work for us and have collated a list of resources that you can use to help keep the kids active! You can find this on their website here.
Yorkshire Sport Foundation
#ThisIsPE - Supporting Parents to Teach PE at Home
Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations (including afPE) are working with physical educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Short two-minute videos will be posted that will show parents (and teachers) free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Each #ThisIsPE video will focus on a different aspect of the National Curriculum. The videos, delivered by PE teachers, will help children and young people to continue their skill development in PE during this period when we are having to stay at home, to save lives. Videos will be posted at 1pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home.
To view all the videos in one place a #ThisIsPE YouTube playlist has been created.