Hold a family sports day

Why not turn your garden or a section of the local park into your very own sporting arena?

This is great for children’s personal social and emotional development, more specifically – making relationships. Providing a range of small and large equipment enables young children to develop their gross and fine motor skills. Involving children in fun with their familiar others contributes to the development of their own well-being and self-esteem.

Sport Ideas:

Egg and spoon race
No sports day would be complete without this classic race. If you’re short on preparation time, use a small potato instead of a boiled egg.

Welly wanging
Take turns to throw a welly as far as you can. After each turn, a family member should place a marker with the person’s name on it where the welly landed. When everyone has had a turn, compare the markers to see who has thrown the welly the furthest. They win!

Obstacle course
You don’t need any fancy equipment to build an obstacle course, just a bit of imagination. These are some of our favourites:

  1. A picnic or coffee table for crawling under
  2. An old duvet cover open both ends to create a tunnel to wriggle through
  3. A pile of hats out half way which have to be balanced on heads for the rest of the race.
  4. A zigzag of hula hoops to step through

Remember, anything goes as long as it’s safe!


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