Keeping children physically active has never been more important. Below you will find a variety of links, videos and resources for keeping children and young people active at home.

 

Ideas for a number of different videos, games, activities or challenges, most suitable for 5 – 11 years old.

  • School Games Play Formats at home
    • Activity booklet for playground games adpated to be played at home
  • Jump Rope UK
    • Fun and free skipping skills, challenges, tricks and workout plans for all ages and abilities.
  • BBC Super Movers Just for Fun
    • Fun follow along videos for children using themes from BBC television programmes and celebrities.
  • Youth Sport Trust Personal Challenges
    • Short physical activity challenges for a quick activity break. Children can track their scores and practice to improve. Download the full list of challenges from the download list, or visit the webpage for ideas on coming up with your own personal challenges.
  • Get Set Tokyo
  • Daily Mile at Home
    • Weekly carousel of challenges to engage children and families with the Daily Mile. Run, jog or walk for 15 minutes door to door complying with government guidance.
      • Daily Mile at Home info
      • Daily Mile at home challenge week 1
      • Daily Mile at home challenge week 2
  • Scouts physical activities that can be done at home
    • The world renown Scouts association have a range of physical games based on adventure and key life skills that can be done at home.
  • UK Active Kids Move Crew
    • London Youth Games, Nike and Uk Active Kids have teamed up to develop a programme of daily challenges set by teachers, physical activity specialists, elite athletes, children and coaches. Find the daily challenges by following the link.

Different workouts, challenges or resources, most suitable for young people 11 years plus.

  • BBC Get Inspired Workouts
    • Short follow along fitness and mobility workout outs led by Team GB athletes.
  • Our Parks
    • A range of home-exercise workout videos you can do in the home or garden.
  • Fitness Blender
    • A bank of over 500 free online follow along workouts, including over 400 that require no equipment. Videos can be filtered by difficulty, training type or fitness goals as welll.
  • Access to Sports
    • The Access to Sports Project are an Islington based sports coaching and education programme for young people. They are running virtual dance sessions every Friday 2-3pm, on their website.
  • Sweaty Betty
    • Yoga, mindfulness, dance and general fitness workouts.
  • Better 
    • Virtual fitness classes available via the 'Better' app. If you are a member with any of the GLL centres you can access these sessions for free.

Sport specific activities and drills provided by national governing bodies and local sports clubs 

Football

  • Islington Borough Ladies
    • Football drills and skills videos to try at home from Islington Borough Ladies football club and Islington Football development
  • Football’s Staying Home
    • Football activities created by the FA to keep practicing at home. They also have a new game uploaded to the FA twitter feed at 2pm every day.

Tennis

  • Tennis at Home
    • The Lawn Tennis Association have developed a bank of tennis games, drills and activities to keep practicing at home.

Badminton

  • BEatHome
    • Badminton England's at home campaign for players to keep practicing and playing badminton at home

Cricket

  • Middlesex Cricket
    • The Middlesex cricket participation team are uploading daily activities, drills and games to the social media. They also an at home activity resource 'Pinky's Pavilion'
  • Chance to Shine

Physical activity as a family can be a good way for you all to keep active, add one or two of these ideas into your daily routine.

  • Change 4 Life
    • Change 4 Life and Disney have teamed up to create 10 minute Shake Ups and fun physical activity indoor games.
  • Disney Dance-a-longs
    • Simple choreographed dance routines with a Disney theme to follow along. Includes the Jungle Book, Moana, the little mermaid and more.
  • Nike Active Kids do Better
    • Fun physical activity games you can do in the living room for all the family to be active together, using little to no equipment.
  • Joe Wicks: PE with Joe
    • Follow along fitness workouts for all the family on Youtube. A new 30 minute workout everyday at 9am.
  • Daily Mile at Home
    • Run, jog or walk for 15 minutes door to door, making sure to follow government guidance. There is also a weekly carousel of challenges.

A number of the activities and challenges above are easily adaptable for any skill or ability. There are also resources available specifically for children and young people with disabilities.

  • Change 4 Life accessible activities
  • Train like a Jedi
    • A physical activity video from Change 4 Life with a Star Wars theme. Train Like a Jedi is on YouTube and therefore may contain advertising for other Youtube videos, we are not recommending that you follow up any of these. 
  • Daily Mile at Home
    • Weekly carousel of challenges to for children and families. 15 minutes door-to-door physical activity, suitable for those with disabilities including wheelchairs. 
  • Access Sports Inclusive Activities
    • Access Sports is a national charity meeting the need to imporve children's health and wellbeing and tackling barriers to regular physical activity, with a strong emphasis on younf disabled people. The charity has developed a number of inclusive activities and challenges that can be done at home. A new challenge is added weekly. 
  • Disability Sports Coach Home Activity Programme
    • A series of 5 physical activity sessions working on co-ordination, fitness and balance created by Disability Sports Coach UK 
  • Special Olympics - School of Strength
    • A collection of endurance, strength and balance follow along fitness videos brought to you by Special Olympics
  • Spectrum Bristol Bears Community Foundation 
    • The Bristol Bears Community Foundation are uploading a weekly timetable of videos to their youtube channel for activities at home. This includes an exercise routine every wednesday, dance routine every thursday and physical challenge every friday. 

The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based app TopYa!.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday there are new sport and physical activity challenges for children to engage with that can be done at home, in school or during daily exercise.

Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, children can compare their scores with other children nationally and locally through various leaderboards and have the opportunity to build more points, climb the leaderboards and potentially win prizes!

The TopYa! Active app is committed to online safety and meets rigorous COPPA and GDPR safeguarding standards. This includes limited viewable profile data, no one can communicate within the app, videos are submitted for approval before being uploaded and anyone under 13 needs approval from a parent account.

For information on downloading the app and accessing the challenges visit the school games website here.

Additionally if you would like to attempt the challenges, but not necessarily download the app, they will be uploaded on a weekly basis below. You can set yourself the challenges, record your score then practice and try again at a later date to see if you can improve your score.

April Challenges
  1. Wastepaper Basketball
  2. Run and Swing
  3. Shoulder Taps and modified wall Push-Ups
  4. Catch and Clap
  5. Overhand Throw
  6. Keepy Uppy Challenge
  7. Jumping Challenge
  8. Jump, Clap and Catch
  9. Hand Squash
  10. Hop, Skip and Jump
May Challenges
  1. Stand Up Challenge
  2. Golf Target
  3. Hit the Beat
  4. Limbo
  5. Dance Mat
  6. Floor is Lava
  7. Climbing Challenge
  8. Wibble Wobble
  9. Sock Drop
  10. Orienteering
  11. Catch Challenge
  12. Crane
June Challenges
  1. Noughts and Crosses
  2. Rally