It’s almost that time of year – Sports Day!
Whether you’re a massively sporty person or not, there’s no denying that a good Sports Days gives everyone a bit of a lift at school!
Not only is it a bit of craic but it is a fantastic way to promote healthy habits, build leadership skills, emphasise team work and improve social skills.
The importance of creating opportunities like this is emphasised throughout our popular EPV Summer Course “Fostering Emotional Resilience & Harmony in the Classroom“. Learn more HERE.
A Sports Day is a great day for everyone, as long as the rain stays away right?!
Here are 10 Ideas for Sports Day Activities:
1. 5 Races in 1
Mix up your 50m sprint race. Get your students to move in five different ways. They could run the first 10m, hop the second 10m, skip the third, jump the fourth, and run backwards to the finish line.
2. Hula Hoop Competition
A simple but fun game – simply see who can hula-hoop for the longest.
3. Bucket Head Challenge
4. Scavenger Hunt
This is a great game for students who are good at problem solving and you can easily tie it in with your current topics. Set up a series of clues and puzzles around the school and time each team. The quickest team to get to the finishing point and solve the final riddle wins.
5. Balloon Squeeze
6. Welly Toss
Students must try to throw a wellington boot the furthest.
7. The Potato & Spoon Race
With a potato placed on a spoon, students must run to the finish line, with the potato still on the spoon! No hands!
8. The Long Jump
9. Outdoor Yoga
Include a non-competitive element to the day whilst also incorporating mindfulness and have an outdoor yoga session.
Incorporating these activities into your Sports Day further highlights the value of self-care for children.
This is emphasised throughout our popular EPV Summer Course “Fostering Emotional Resilience & Harmony in the Classroom“. Learn more HERE.
An activity that students love to watch – seeing their teachers as real humans doing real things!
Good luck! Have a fabulous day!
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