Family Activity Suggestions

Family PE Activity Board Games

Our Wednesday Family Activity Challenge this week is to try one of the two PE Based Activity Board Games at the links below:

These are great fun and a good workout for the whole family (especially if the dice are against you!).

Nature Explorer Week 4 - Forest Bathing from Home

Forest Bathing From Home 1 Forest Bathing from Home 2 Dream Jar Challenge

Thursday Nature Explorer Week 2 -
Wildlife Spotter Challenge

This is a challenge from our friends at Forestry England which can be adapted to use within both rural and urban settings.

The challenge over the next week is to see how many of the nine categories you can spot and tick off your sheet. You don't need to go to the forest for this, simply explore how much nature is all around you.

Also attached is a game of Tree Trumps from Forestry England. This follows on well from our Tree Exploring Challenge from last week

Wildlife Spotter Challenge

Woodland Trust Nature Activities

The Woodland Trust has a great article on its website with 10 nature activities for kids who are self-isolating at home.

Woodland Trust

This Girl Can
Inspiring girls and women to get active

This Girl Can believes that there's no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up, it counts. And we want more girls and women to find what's right for them.

The campaign celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they look, how well they do it or how sweaty they get. We want to challenge the conventional idea of what exercise looks like and reach out to women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise.

In doing so, we're aiming to inspire more women and girls to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement, time, money and energy are barriers that can be overcome.

Throughout March Leicestershire & Rutland Sport are running the 'Move This March with #ThisGirlCan' programme. Check out the activities at the website below:

This Girl Can

Airborne Challenge

Why not have a go at this Airborne Challenge today with your family?

Dodgeball at Home competition

Can you challenge someone at home to this Dodgeball inspired competition?

Friday Dance Activity

Have a go at this free Dance tutorial today and get that body moving:

New Free KS1 Curriculum Dance Video

I hope you have all had a very well deserved rest this half term.

As we all await the announcement on Monday, and hope for some clarity around the reopening of schools, I have a new video that will help either in school or at home learning.

Click here to access

Nature Explorer Week 5 - Virtual Nature Walks

Our Thursday Nature Explorer Challenges for this week is Virtual Nature Walks.

This is from a Nature Resource page developed by the University of Derby. There's some really useful resources on the page and if you scroll to number 4 you'll find two virtual nature walks.

These are a great way to relax and enjoy nature at home, I must admit I prefer the Autumn one due to the amazing colours but have a look at both.

Make Your Move Challenge

Helping children and Helping children and young people to get young people to get strong and move more:

Make your move 1 Make your move 2

Up in the Air Game

Have a go at this fun balancing game with your family today, using a sheet and some balloons, balls, toys from your home

Home Basketball Competition

Can you challenge someone at home today to this adapted Basketball Competition?

Rutland Round Challenge
Half Time Update


Half Term Activity Sheet

Please find below our Active Rutland/School Sport Partnership Half Term Activity Challenge Sheet. Try and complete all the challenges on the sheet throughout the week, send us some pictures and a picture of your completed sheet once you've done them all and we'll send you and your school your celebration certificate.

10 Outdoor Family Snow Games

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Wonder Woman Resources

See below a Parent/Carer and Young Person resource pack with loads of great ideas of things you can do at home today and over the next few days. Have a great time with these inspirational ideas

Monday Sitting Volleyball Competition

Can you have a go at this adapted version of Volleyball in your lounge today? Try using a balloon or beachball instead if this helps

Friday Yoga

Whatever your level, have a go at some of the yoga sessions in the document below from beginner through to Advanced

Thursday Nature Explorer
Week 3 - Leaf ID & Dream Jar Challenges

Our Thursday Nature Explorer Challenges for this week – The Leaf ID & Dream Jar Challenges.

Firstly see if you can complete the Leaf ID Challenge at the link below.

It's a great way to learn how to identify a variety of leaves.

Then try the Dream Jar which is another activity from our friends at Forestry England.

This fits really well with Children's Mental Health Week, as it asks us to think positively about our hopes and dreams for the future.

Leaf ID Challenge

Wednesday - Family Games
Children’s Mental Health Week

This week to support Children's Mental Health Week we have an activity that is less action, more words.

Use the Conversation Starter Activity to start meaningful conversations at home, school or work. More than ever connecting with people is an important part of looking after our wellbeing.

Further information on Children's Mental Health Week is available at:

Conversation Starter Activity

Express Yourself Challenge

Here are lots of different ideas on how you can Express yourself today. See if you can do a few with your family today

Obstacle Course

Can you set up your own Obstacle Course around your house? Time yourself and see if you can beat your time throughout the day

Mental Health Week - One piece at a time

Throughout February and also to honour Childrens Mental Health Week, lets build our puzzle one piece at a time. Every day choose an activity from each box or one of your own. Once you've completed an activity, colour in one piece with the same number and colour in your smiley face puzzle

Friday Challenge

Try the Home Court: Basketball app and have a go on their "Try Reaction" workout to test your reaction skills.

Challenge your family and friends to see who is the best!!

HomeCourt: Basketball Training on the App Store

Wednesday - Change4Life
10 Minute Shake Up Family Games

Our Wednesday Family Activity this week is to try some of the Change4Life 10-minute shake up games. Use these to have a break from study, work or household chores and get the whole family moving.

If you haven't seen the Change4Life website before it's designed to help families be healthier and happier by eating well and moving more.

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up Games

Target Tuesday

It's Target Tuesday - can you have a go at this target based game in the document below:

Monday Madness

Can you have a go at the Target Throw competition on the sheet below for our Monday competition

Fun Friday Challenges

Lets be creative today and use one of the activities in the document below to come up with lots of new ideas and be active at the same time

Welcome to our Thursday Nature Explorers Challenge

Each week we'll give you the challenge of exploring nature within gardens, your local park, woodlands or even a hedgerow that you see as part of your daily exercise.

Week 1 Challenge - Explore Your Nearest Tree

Maths at Home Sheets

Can you have a go at these Maths at Home sheets to discover things around your home?

Football Keepy Uppy Competition

How many keepy uppy's can you do in 30secs? Take on the challenge and let us know your score

Rutland Round Challenge

Can you complete one of the targets within the Rutland Round challenge. Walk or Run with your family to keep active and healthy and see which target you can achieve

Home Boccia

Ever seen bowls being played? Now's your chance to take on your family in this adapted game of bowls called Boccia. Choose your opponent, grab your socks/balls/beanbags or anything you can get hold off and get bowling!!

Game can be played with between 2 - 6 players.