• Activity Bursts in the Classroom
Easy to Make
• Fitness Spots—There are some you
(from Walmart) or foam “hands”
(from Target) and make our own.
• Sensory Tunnel—This is especially
cessing issues but it’s fun for all.
cut out pictures of animals, and do
the moves like the animals.
“Every athlete exercises self-control in
all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable”
( 1 Corinthians 9: 25).
3 Some of the charac-ter;qualities;we;discussed;(and;this;list;is
cautiousness, decisiveness, determination, diligence, endurance, enthusiasm,
initiative, responsibility, self-control,
temperateness, and thoroughness.
This beloved Scripture demonstrates
action: “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of
them when thou sittest in thine house, and
when thou walkest by the way, and when
thou liest down, and when thou risest
up” (Deuteronomy 6: 7). What a blessing
bodies as we nurture their minds and
our children teach us as well as we learn
the value of our bodies, the temple of the
• Fit2B—“Wholesome workouts for
instructor who is a modest homeschooling Christian mom; pay by
month with access to all videos. If
the site to find out how to check
for;kids;and;for;moms:;prena-tal,;pregnancy,;and;postnatal;work-outs for all different fitness levels.
See the FAQ on site for explanation.
Free trial available.
•Family Time Fitness—One-time
fee for access to full PE program
Teaching Ideas for PE
What a blessing it is
to give our children
to nurture their bodies
as we nurture their
minds and souls!
DVDs* (All these can be previewed
• Fit Family Fun—Tonya Larson
• Kung Fu for Kids (fun for adults
Although;this;is;not;a;Chris-tian product, it does focus on character training and nonviolence.
•;Denise Austin’s Fit Kids;(Two;workouts;
including a kid’s video, Kid’s Walk, and
a Christian version, Walk the Walk.
•;Jennifer Gallardi Ballet Body and Kari
Anderson’s Center Floor (both are
• Classical Pilates: Kids and Young
*I have not included;any;homeschool;fitness/PE
instruction for PE.
Nanci Smith is a wife and homeschooling
mother of three boys and three girls, ranging in age from 17 down to 2, two of whom
have special needs (Asperger’s/ADHD and
Sensory Processing Disorder). She earned
a doctorate (before she had children)
working with children with depression and
behavior disorders. The family lives in the
beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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