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.
Physical Education Checklist
Running (with proper form)
Hide and Seek
Capture the Flag
Kick the Can
Read the rest of this series at Knowledge Checklists: Filling My Educational Gaps, One Subject at a Time.
And peruse my full recommended reading list at Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday.