In almost all in-depth homeschool discussions you will find the topic of physical education usually comes up. I told you, we homeschoolers are an
nosy inquisitive bunch who love to take peeks into others’ curriculum and schedules.
When it comes to physical education, there are lots of ways to include it in your curriculum. Some homeschoolers include it in their daily subjects right along side math, english, and science, while others make it a weekly event. Maybe you are an opportunistic kind of person? When the opportunity to get active presents itself, you jump in then.
For our family, it has never been a “subject” I have been all that concerned with making into a big deal. I don’t fret about planning and recording activities for the kids to do.
Why? Because we have always been a very active family. You will often find our tribe getting hands-on with field trips, hiking in the state parks, bicycling, tent camping 4+ times a year, playing football or badminton in the backyard, or just out enjoying God’s creation.
In addition to our family activities our children participate in a wide range of sports.
Ms. Firecracker (10) is a competitive level 7 optional gymnast.
Young Man (12) has enjoyed basketball, gymnastics, and is now engaged in an archery class I am teaching.
Ms. Serious (14) loves to dance. She has tried her hand at cheerleading, but her heart was stolen by basketball.
Ms. Lovebug (8) has been a competitive gymnast and a cheerleader, and has now set her sites on some form of martial arts.
Ms. Independent (6) is looking to join the ranks of her siblings in organized sports by joining Ms. Lovebug (8) in martial arts.
Mr. Muscles and I are both outdoorsy, active people, and we have passed that on to our children. That makes it so much easier to get everyone up and moving!
This leads me to ask you a question or four.
Do you plan for PE?
How often do you include it in your schedule?
If you are an indoor kind of family/ person, how do you get everyone inspired to get outside?
How do you handle physical education?
Always is God’s hands,
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