It doesn’t have to be the middle of summer for you to hold a sports day. Why not turn your garden or a section of the local park into your very own sporting arena?
Playing outside is great for children’s personal, social and emotional development. Events like running races can help young children develop gross motor skills. The egg and spoon race can build fine motor skills. Exercise can boost your mood and burn off extra energy. Plus, having fun with family and friends improves wellbeing and self-esteem.
Before you get started on the activities, get creative in holding an opening ceremony. You could make masks or headdresses. Listen to a soundtrack of songs from different countries around the world. You could even make up a fun and easy dance routine to get into the spirit before you start.
There are lots of sports day events that you can recreate at home. You’ve probably already got all the equipment you need.
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