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DIY At-Home Physical Education Class during Distance Learning

DIY At-Home Physical Education Class during Distance Learning

Now more than ever, kids of all ages could use the emotional and physical boost that comes from endorphins released during exercise.

Endorphins are chemicals that are produced in our bodies to cope with pain and stress. 

If you know the great feeling you get after a workout or jog, you're feeling your endorphins, often called a 'runner's high'.

And with the amount of stress we've all been under, it's a gift that a simple and free solution is exercise.

I'm sharing ideas and resources for a DIY at-home physical education class during distance learning.

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Benefits of Exercise

All those good feelings from a runner's high aren't the only reason to plan for physical activity for your students during distance learning.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many benefits to exercise and activity, including:

  • Lower risk of anxiety and depression
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Improves brain function
  • Manages body weight
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Lowers disease risk
  • Produces mood enhancing chemicals

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Freeform Physical Activity

These are some ideas to get you started on your plan for physical education during distance learning.

Feel free to collaborate with your students on how, when and where you'll enjoy activity.

Let your students have input by sharing their favorite games and ways to move.

DIY Physical Education Class

Try these ways to get you and your students moving for maximum brain function and focus during distance learning.

  • Dance party or classical dance routines
  • Foot race obstacle course
  • Scooter course
  • Yoga and stretching exercises

DIY at-home physical education class during distance learning | Easy to execute P.E. class ideas to keep kids active, focussed and healthy during distance learning #covid19 #distancelearning #backtoschool #gymclass #teachers #teacher

Teaching Tips

As a parent, you're a natural teacher, but that doesn't mean we got a rule book or primer!

Here are some great resources for learning how to effectively manage classes and groups of kids.

Tips for Beginning PE Teachers provides a wonderful list of ideas on establishing a successful class experience for your own children and others.

Depending upon the age of your 'students', follow sage advice such as:

  • Greet each class member by name to establish rapport
  • Be consistent with consequences amongst all children
  • When describing an activity make sure all children can hear and see you

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PE Class Resources

There are hundreds of places to find great PE Class ideas. Here are just a few that sounded really fun and easy to execute.

I especially love the idea of putting some classroom structure around the class.

Just as if your students were in the gym at school or on the playground, there are rules to follow that help with independence.

Lesson Plans and Class Resources from PE Central, a website for Physical Education Teachers

Get the party started with a Dance Party at Just Dance. The popular console game is now available on any device.

Great ideas on how to do warm-ups and get kids engaged from a PE Teacher at his website The PE Specialist

How to teach your kids to be a Ninja complete with moves and the outfit. Would be super to have kids dress for the class too!

Try this range of workouts at Fitness Blender that can be modified for ability.

Remember, if your students had fun, then you all won!

DIY at-home physical education class during distance learning | Easy to execute P.E. class ideas to keep kids active, focussed and healthy during distance learning #covid19 #distancelearning #backtoschool #gymclass #teachers #teacher

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