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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.
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There are 5 Steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing
- Connect with other people
- Be Physically Active
- Learn new skills
- Give to others
- 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
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
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.
Can you spot these items outdoors whilst you’re out on a walk or around the garden?
Here are some great websites or YouTube channels which will get you moving!
Click the links below to visit their websites
Quizzes & Games
Activity Booklet (by twinkl)
More Scavenger Hunts
Other activity ideas
Here are some more activity ideas that have been put together by the Hertfordshire School Games Organisers
Other useful websites for activities