COVID 19 Exercise from home
We know that this is a challenging time for parents of young children as you are trying to juggle your own work whilst also meeting the needs of your children. Here are some ideas below that are suitable for younger children.
Active Storytime by Marian Rodgers
Active Storytime with Buddy the dog, has been piloted in 6 Clare primary schools this year, with great feedback. During this difficult time, we now want to let Buddy into your homes! We asked on social media if you would like to meet Buddy and you said absolutely, after all, he’s a humans best friend! Be sure to modify activities if your friend has a disability. An example would be where buddy crawls, just wheel around the room! Woof, woof!!
My Fitness Challenge
We have designed a number of challenges for youths aged 4+ years to focus on key fundamental movements. Children can register for free through this link.
Once registered, you will gain access to your challenge book.
Lets Play Clare
Our Sports Development Officer Pat has created 4 videos to help children improve their cycling skills, similar to our Cycle Right and Sprocket Rocket programmes that we deliver in schools.
Safefood have a wonderful page with links to many old fashioned games. This is a fantastic resource, where you can get all the family involved and have lots of fun; so for games like Hopscotch, Kick the Can, Simon says and many more click here.
Fancy an active treasure hunt with the children? You can use a small or large garden or even indoors! Make up your own clues with the blank template.
Download these templates to get you started.
Indoor Active Treasure Hunt Blank
Indoor Active Treasure Hunt
Outdoor Active Treasure Hunt Blank
Outdoor Active Treasure Hunt
Why not get your children to design their own active obstacle course? Use whatever you have in your garden or house. You can do this in the sitting room or garden. Let them make up the rules! We have 2 videos below with examples. Enjoy!
Get Active: Primary Schools
For any of the below mentioned school programs you can contact Marian at 065-6865434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a sample of what we do:
Health Promoting Schools
The National Health Promoting Schools Programme is coordinated by the HSE and the Department of Education & Skills and provides schools with a practical framework to promote children’s health and wellbeing. Clare Sports Partnership offer support and assistance to school wishing to achieve their Health Promoting Schools.
You can see the framework document Health Promoting Schools..
Active Homework Challenge
Sports Hall Athletics
- 3rd & 4th class girls/ boys
- 5th & 6th class girls/boys
Support is offered through training, equipment loan, and human resources where possible.