P.E. Summer Activities
Physical Education Summer Activities
Cool off with sports indoors!
- www.jaxiceandsportsplex.com - 3605 Phillips Highway, 399-3223
Explore Jacksonville’s Parks
Stay Healthy This Summer:
- Exercise Together – plan games and activities with friends and get moving. Exercise can be fun when you’re enjoying it with friends and it’s also another way to share time together. Decide on several activities that you can rotate between in case you get bored.
- Get on the Web – There are a lot of website designed just for kids that want to live healthy. Not only can they teach you about the importance of a healthy lifestyle but they also have fun games to help you really remember what you learn. Just make sure you don’t spend more time in front to the computer learning rather than actually using the info.
- Make Healthy Menus – Come up with some healthy dinner and snack ideas with your friends. Plan out healthy lunches that you can swap items from as well as snacks for after school. There are so many tasty health food items to choose from you can go ahead and make multiple menus at once.
- Organize Learning Labs – get together with friends and plan an event to learn more about living healthy. You can organize a cooking class in which a parent shows kids how a dinner is made or an aerobics class that shows kids how to properly do different exercise moves.
- Schedule Physical Activity – scheduling activities is important as it will increase the chance that you’ll actually do the activity.
- Help Mom and Dad with the Groceries – learn more about food by helping mom and dad do the grocery shopping.
Rainy Day Physical Activities:
- Scavenger hunt
- Build a fort
- Dance – There’s a number of ways to get kids shaking with music; karaoke, dance videos or the freeze game in which kids dance until the music stops. The last one to freeze is out. (this can still be fun for solo kids as well)
- Play with a Pet
- Hide and go seek
- Pop In a Workout Video
- Dress up
- Hula hoop – not only can you spin the hula hoop around your body but you can also relay race pushing the hula hoop.
- Kids Gym – many gyms have kid zones that children can go to while their parent gets their own rainy day physical activity. There are also now gyms specifically for kids as well as organizations like the YMCA which have indoor programs to help kids get physical.
- Imitate Animals – Like charades, getting kids to act out different animals will get them on their feet and moving around, and making for some good laughs.
- Traditional Games – Games like Ring Around the Rosie, Duck Duck Goose, and the Hokey Pokey can all be done indoors if there’s more than one child playing.
- Foam Ball Games – ‘nerf’-like foam balls make perfect indoor sports equipment. Toss around a foam ball, play catch bouncing it off a wall, or play basketball with a mini hoop
- Jump Rope