We keep it simple. I plan challenging physical activities, or the kids participate in organized, professionally directed programs. Sometimes we do both!
Playgrounds are a favorite P.E. location. If the big kids get weary of their own play, I use the equipment to create obstacle courses and time them using the stop watch on my iPhone. The young one is never bored!
Nature preserves are another favorite location. Opportunities for physical challenges abound and the kids are eager to find them!
Of course, these locations have the added bonus of providing an outdoor classroom! Sometimes I plan a science lesson or nature study to coincide with a good walk through the preserve.
In terms of organized sports, our kids have participated in indoor soccer, wrestling and dance. But currently, I am directing their P.E. activities and having a great deal of fun doing so! (Hint: it’s even more fun if you participate!) I’ll post a follow-up soon in which I will detail our P.E. plan for this semester.
Moving right along,