Wondering how to make time for Homeschool PE? Physical education doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be a family affair! We are sharing exactly how you can do homeschool PE.
With the end of the school year, comes planning for the next. One of my goals for the summer, and for next school year is to begin working out together as a family a few times a week. This will meet the PE requirement in our state and will give us something to do together.
Benefits of working out as a family
Working out as a family has many benefits. Starting this routine now will ensure healthy habits begin at a young age in our children. It also allows us to spend time getting healthy together as a family.
There are a few different physical education activities we can do year-round, regardless of the weather.
A quick search on youtube for family workouts will bring up a lot of different options. Some of our favorites include walking videos, family dance videos, and kids’ exercise videos.
We love the Wii and play on it a few times a week. Our favorite is Just Dance videos for kids. We also enjoy bowling and tennis. There are tons of Wii video games available and some can even be rented from the Redbox!
When the weather is nice we enjoy going out on a hike at our local state park. We also enjoy biking and getting outdoors together as a family. When the kids and I have a rough day and we need to get some fresh air we will load up and go for a walk.
Making Physical Education Happen in a Fun Way!
Set a time and day each week and pencil in family fitness. Make physical fitness a priority by making it happen! Working out together as a family can be a lot of fun and competitive! Set goals together as a family. Strive to walk one more mile next month. Or set a goal of participating in a half marathon by the end of the year.
When you make physical education a family affair you will be ensuring better health for your family for a lifetime. Homeschool families have the benefit of spending more time together, why not make some of that time spent being physically active?
Misty Bailey is the voice behind the Southeast Homeschool Expo’s Facebook page, as well as one of the convention planners here at the Southeast Homeschool Expo. She has worked in the homeschool market for nearly a decade with a multitude of curriculum companies and as a former blogger and podcaster. She brings to the table 17 years of homeschooling experience working with her own three children, as well as founding her local homeschool group. Her goal is to encourage and inspire you on your homeschool journey by providing practical tips for real-life (not cookie-cutter perfection) homeschooling.