( Image Source ) In the modern world, getting kids involved with sports and fitness activities can often feel impossible. With electro...

Mini-Olympics: Holding Your Own Sports Day

By January 29, 2018

A drone shot of a running track in a stadium in Berlin
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In the modern world, getting kids involved with sports and fitness activities can often feel impossible. With electronic devices being a much easier way to have fun, it can be easy to let your child sink into a binary world filled with repetitive games. Of course, though, as a parent, you still have the power here, and you can make a difference. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring one of the best ways to inspire and encourage your child to be more active; a home sports day.

The Venue:
​ Of course, unless you have a large garden or other outdoor space, it will be hard to manage this from your house, and you’ll ​need
another venue​ for all of your young contestants to
use for the games. Community halls can be great for this sort of work, but you may also have a local part which can be used in a pinch.

The Competitors:
​ It will be hard to make this sort of event fun with only one or two children, and will need to invite some other kids to come along and enjoy the fun. Most parents will be happy for their kids to get involved with activities like this, making easy to gather a good group, especially if the adults can come along, too.

The Events:
​ Once you have a good group of people coming to the venue you’ve arranged, it will be time to start thinking about the events you’ll be running. Below, you can find some common examples ​
of the sorts of games​ people will have at this sort of event, along with the tools and components you’ll need to make them possible.

- Egg & Spoon Race:
​ A wooden spoon and hard boiled egg will be required for each competitor in this game.

- Three-Legged Race:
​ Special bands can be bought for this activity, making it much safer than using ropes which could hurt the kids.

- Sack Race:
​ Each competitor will need a sack for this race, and these will have to be chosen based on the size of your kids.

- Long Jump:
​ With a tape measure in hand, it will be easy to host an event like this one, and most kids will love to get involved.

The Rewards At The End:
​ For children which are used to the rewarding nature of video games, it will be hard to be inspired if there isn’t a prize at the end of the day.
A ​website like this​ can help you to find the perfect trophies and rewards for a sports day. Of course, though, you’ll need to get one for each child, as there shouldn’t be any losers when you’re having fun.

With all of this in mind, it should be nice and easy to start thinking about the idea of starting your own sports day. Nowadays, it’s becoming less common for schools to host these events themselves, even when it could be incredibly beneficial for the children. Of course, though, this doesn’t mean that you can’t take matters into your own hands.

What do you think of holding your own sports day?
Let me know in the comments.

Much Love


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