Organise a sports day with your family to spend time together and get some exercise. Exercise can boost your child’s mood and burn off extra energy. Having fun with family and friends improves wellbeing and self-esteem.
Playing outside also supports children’s personal, social and emotional development. Events like running races can help young children develop gross motor skills. These are large movements with our arms, legs, or torso. An activity like an egg and spoon race can build fine motor skills (the ability to make smaller movements).
Find some space big enough to move around in and set up some activities.
Before you get started on the activities, think about holding an opening ceremony. You could make masks or headdresses. Listen to a soundtrack of songs from different countries around the world. Or invent a dance routine to get into the spirit before you start.
Activities could include:
At the end, hold a medal ceremony. Everyone gets a homemade medal and a round of applause for joining in.
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