Basic Physical Education (The ‘School in a Book’ Series)

The importance of physical activity is one of my soap-box topics. I love that as a homeschooling family we have the time to take bike rides and long walks during the day.

No one is saying your child should become an all-star. But learning the basics of a wide variety of sports helps them understand their options and almost certainly find something they truly enjoy.

For each of the activities below, the student should learn the basic rules of the game, experience playing the game multiple times, and learn proper form for as many of the skills involved in the game as possible. (This is particularly important with swimming and running.) YouTube videos are an invaluable resource for this.

Physical Education Checklist

Important:

Volleyball
Soccer
Baseball/Softball
Football
Basketball
Hockey
Badminton
Tennis
Swimming
Running
Roller Skating
Ice Skating
Biking
Dance (including several basic ballet, tap, ballroom, interpretive, cheerleading, club dancing moves and more)
Hiking
Sledding
Yoga
Hide and Seek
Capture the Flag
Tag
Sardines
Dodgeball
Kick the Can
Obstacle Courses
Frisbee
Keep Away
Billiards/Pool
Snorkeling

Optional:

Gymnastics
Parkour
Rock climbing
Martial Arts
Diving
Weight Lifting
Wrestling
Snow skiing
Snowboarding
Water skiing
Wake boarding
Surfing
Sailing
Rafting
Golf
Table Tennis/Ping Pong
Pickleball
Cricket
Wiffleball
Skateboarding
Surfing
Frisbee Golf
Lacrosse
Jump Roping
Wrestling
Canyoneering
Horse Riding
Polo
SCUBA diving
Fishing
Hunting
Shooting
Archery
Raquetball
Squash
Handball
Hang Gliding
Paragliding
Kite Flying
Rodeo Sports
Canoeing
Kayaking
Rafting
Rowing
Auto Racing
ATV Racing
Dune Buggying
Go-Kart Racing
Aerobatics
Parachuting
Foosball

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