Each state has their own requirements, but here in California, the physical education requirement is 200 minutes in 10 days. This can be broken down to 20 minutes a day, or a couple longer sessions a week. There are many activities that can be used to get your children active and fit. Here are a few ideas that are "off the beaten path."
Keep track of the activities on this Physical Education Record Keeping Form.
Learn about breakdancing or B-boying with these printable worksheets and coloring pages. My grandson has been B-boying for almost a year now. He is known as B-boy Yo-yo. Breakdancing takes a lot of practice to master the moves and build strength and endurance. Its an excellent form of exercise. Check your local homeschool groups and community centers for any breakdancing classes offered.
Flashlight Tag is a fun game that is usually played at night, either indoors or out. Learn the rules to Flashlight Tag with the printable coloring page.
Other forms of tag are also good forms of exercise. There is freeze tag, nation tag, and even red light, green light.
Learn about the history of the Frisbee with this coloring page. Then go outside and toss around a Frisbee with a friend. There are Frisbee Golf courses at some parks. Frisbee Golf is a challenging game, but a lot of fun.
Old-fashioned playground activities such as hula hoops, jump rope and hop scotch are all good ways to get moving. Some homeschool groups offer physical education classes that include these all time favorites.
Learn about hula hoops with this coloring page, then see how many you can twirl at the same time!
Skateboarding is an excellent way to get your exercise in. Skateboarding takes lots of practice to master certain jumps and tricks. Be sure to wear safety equipment: helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads. There are public skateparks where you can try your skills on the stairs, ramps and rails. Some skateparks have half-pipes, quarter pipes and bowls.
Learn some of the skateboarding basic terminology with these printable worksheets.