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The Hertfordshire School Games Organisers have put together a programme of activities to keep young people active during these uncertain times. As families start establishing new routines at home it is vital that young people still have access to resources to develop their physical activity, health and wellbeing. The Chief Medical Officers recommendation is at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day. In order to reduce the time spent sitting down activity should be spread throughout the day to break up long periods of not moving – you should breathe faster and feel warmer.

This page will be regularly updated.


Wellbeing

There are 5 Steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be Physically Active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

Why not try some wellbeing activities at home?

Free apps to promote wellbeing

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is intended for parents and caregivers to use with their young children (ages 2-5) to help teach skills such as problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence.
Try using Breath, Think, Do with Sesame

Stop, Breathe & Think Whether they need to mellow out before bed, develop positive relationships or simply have a peaceful moment, Stop, Breathe & Think Kids offers children a fun and easy way to identify and process their emotions. From counting breaths to friendly wishes or frog jumps, each activity brings fun rewards to keep them engaged.
Try using Stop, Breathe & Think

The DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmations curated just for children and teens. It uses proven techniques that teach your kids methods to guide them towards a happier life through mindfulness.
Try using The DreamyKid

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 11+, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Try using Kooth

Catch it Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
Try using Catch It

Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.
Try using Calm

Challenges

A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance and the aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medals. Can you try a different challenge each day or week? You can track your progress as you go – 60 Second Challenges

Skills

Here are a range of activities for you to try, from athletics to dance. These PE activities can be done on your own, in pairs or in small groups – Home PE

Here are some additional adapted activities that might also be useful – Inclusive Activities

Boccia England have launched The Rainbow Cup which is open to everyone. Please ‘spread the word’ and encourage anyone you know to join in the fun! It is really easy for anyone to take part, with a new game weekly. The competition will start on Monday 11 May and will initially run for four weeks.

Working in partnership with Special Olympics GB, the YST Inclusion Team have created 12 videos and supporting resource cards designed for individual young people with profound, multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs to gain access to inspiring, accessible and meaningful PE. These can be found here.

Sensory Circuits are designed to work on the fundamentals of learning and senses. By doing these regularly you should build up your strength and proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile senses. They also get you ready for learning.

Outdoors

Can you spot these items outdoors whilst you’re out on a walk or around the garden?

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt | Outdoor Bingo

Movement

Here are some great websites or YouTube channels which will get you moving!

Click the links below to visit their websites

The Body Coach TV

Disney Dance-Alongs

Oti Mabuse (dance) 

Max Whitlock (gymnastics)

Go Noodle (movement and mindfulness)

BBC Super Movers

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Imagination Arts (dance)

imoves (dance)

Fit Kidz

The Daily Mile at Home

Quizzes & Games

Emoji Quizzes

Word Search Puzzles

Sports Quizzes

Sport Logo Quiz

Activity Booklet (by twinkl)

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

More Scavenger Hunts

Other activity ideas

Here are some more activity ideas that have been put together by the Hertfordshire School Games Organisers

Activity Ideas 1Activity Ideas 2Activity Ideas 3 | Activity Ideas 4 | Activity Ideas 5 | Activity Ideas 6 | Activity Ideas 7

Daily Active 10

Other useful websites for activities

Change 4 Life

Chance to Shine (cricket)

Youth Sport Trust

#ThisIsPE

Get Set (Team GB and ParalympicsGB)

Sportshall Home Pentathlon

Lawn Tennis Association

Ready, Set, Ride

Funetics from England Athletics

Bee Netball – Bee@Home from England Netball