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
Football
Basketball
Badminton
Tennis
Swimming
Running
Roller Skating
Ice Skating
Biking
Dance (including several basic ballet, tap, ballroom, interpretive, club dancing moves and more)
Hiking
Yoga
Hide and Seek
Capture the Flag
Tag
Sardines
Dodge Ball
Kick the Can
Obstacle Courses

Optional:

Gymnastics
Parkour/Climbing
Martial Arts
Archery
Wrestling
Skiing
Snowboarding
Golf
Ping Pong

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