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Stay at home sports day!

Lockdown Sports Day 2020


On the 19th May it was meant to be our Sports day. Unfortunately, we won’t get a chance to do this altogether this year. But ……  why not bring Sports Day into your household?  You could compete against your family- brothers, sisters, dad, mum, carers, grandparents or even the dog!

There are certificates here too however, you can make your own certificates/rosettes/trophies.

Please remember one thing……

This is a fun activity and the main idea is to have FUN with your family J.

The referee is in charge of recording the points and may deduct one point if you aren’t showing good sportspersonship. If there is an activity that isn’t your strong point- use your growth mindset and try your best. You could also use this as a learning curve to practise a particular activity a little more. All of these activities listed below will help with some form of PE skills e.g. strength, hand eye coordination, accuracy, speed, balance.


You can choose a selection of the activities or could you do all these challenges in a day?

Whichever activities you choose to do, you will get an automatic point, as it is the participation that counts. You’ll also get a chance to win a bonus point. Record your points on a piece of paper.


Get a point

Bonus Point

How many hand ‘keepie uppies’ can you do?


Scrunch up some paper or use a soft ball. Use your hand to keep the item up in the air.


If you participate in this challenge

Highest amount of keepie uppies gets the point


Rubbish bin Basketball- Who can shoot the scrunched up paper into the bin?

5 attempts you get only.

If you participate in this challenge

1 bonus point if you get it in

1 bonus point for most creative way to throw your shot.

How many claps can you do when you throw the ball up in the air?

If you participate in this challenge

Highest amount of claps gets the point


Hop, skip, Jump- How far can you jump?


If you don’t have enough space just do a standing long jump. Stand in one place and see how far you can jump.

If you participate in this challenge

Highest distance gets the point


Egg and Spoon- How many lengths of the garden/room can you do in a minute? If you drop it pick it up and carry on.


Boil the egg- If an egg is too precious to use at this time choose something else.

If you participate in this challenge

Highest number of lengths gets a point

If you succeed the whole minute without dropping it you also get a point


Can you sprint for 30 secs on the spot?

If you participate in this challenge

Whoever sprints for the whole time without stopping you get a point

How man sit ups can you do in a minute?

If you participate in this challenge

Whoever gets the highest amount of situps gets a point.

Water race.

Fill a bowl with water, fill a cup and race to the other bowl/sink. Run back. How many cups of water can you put in the bowl/sink in a minute.


If you participate in this challenge

Whoever fills the most cups of water up gets the point.

Speed bounce- how many jumps can you do in a minute over an object?

If you participate in this challenge

Highest amount of Jumps wins the point.


Bin bag/ pillow case race- get a bin bag how long does it take you to get from one side of the garden/room and back.


If there is enough space all race together at the same time.


If you participate in this challenge

Quickest Time Wins the point

Or whoever wins in the race wins a point

Golf target challenge


Use a cup/pan on its side for the hole. Use a golf ball/tennis ball/scrunched up paper and shoot it into the cup/pan using hands/feet/dust pan brush/broom.

You decide as a family distance you shoot from- make it a little challenging!

5 attempts


If you participate in this challenge

If you get it in you get a point

Obstacle Course


Make up your own obstacle course. E.g. Crawl under the table, slide along the floor, step across the chairs, walk across the sofa, go into your bedroom and jump on the bed once.


If you participate in this challenge

Fastest to complete the course gets a point

How many times can you throw a ball into a bucket/pan in a minute?

If you participate in this challenge

Person who throws it in the most gets a point


How long can you hold a balance for?


Can you make up a challenging or creative balance.

If you participate in this challenge

Person holding the balance for the longest gets a point

Person who has the most challenging/creative balance

Three Legged Race


Choose a partner. Time how long it takes you to get from one side of the garden/room and back.


If there is enough of you and space, have a three legged race at the same time.

If you participate in this challenge

If you do a three legged race with the family- whichever pair wins gets the bonus point.

Can you spell your name using the activity table below.

If you participate in this challenge

If you complete it you get a point



Some more fun activities for the family

  • Put hula hoops/ ring doughnuts on a piece of rope/ wool. You have to limbo underneath and try to eat the hula hoops/ ring doughnuts.
  • Put flour in a tray and put some sweets in there. You have to put your face in the tray and pick up a sweet.
  • Apple bobbing. Fill up a bowl with water and place some apples in the water. You have to put your face into the water and try and pick up the apple with your mouth.
  • If you have a balloon. You and a family member have to stand face to face. You put the balloon between your knees and you have to move the balloon up your bodies, without using your hands, to your faces. Don’t let the balloon pop….. You could also use a coconut or a ball.
  • After 8 challenge. You have to put the after 8 chocolate (or flat square of chocolate) on your forehead and without using any support from your arms/hands you have to move the chocolate down your face to your mouth.


  • Play musical bumps/statues with the family. Show off your best dance moves. Or put just dance YouTube on.


  • Hot Potato. This physical activity will get giggly! Simply get a soft ball or a rolled up sock and toss it to a child. Tell them toss it to someone else as quickly as possible. Everyone repeats this. When does this game end? Who knows? Just get rid of it! Variations – Play short segments of music while they toss the “potato”, stop the music, and the last one to touch it after the music stops is out. The last person in wins.


  • Bowling. Get some items that you can stand up like empty water bottles or plastic cups, grab a big enough ball, and start rolling to knock over the “pins”. Variations – Make a target on the ground using masking tape. With each section worth different amounts of points, everyone can roll the ball trying to stop it within the different target areas, competing for points.


  • Freeze Dance Rhyme Dance. Crank the tunes and let the dancing begin. Unlike the regular game though, when the music stops, a designated person calls out a word. If the other dancer(s) can’t respond with a word to rhyme with it within a designated time period (say five to 10 seconds), that person is out.  


  • Hunt! This can be either indoors or outdoors.
  • Organise a hunt that spreads across a large area, or even just inside your house. Just place toys or treats hidden in different places and start the competitors off in the first location. Each place should have a puzzle written for the next place. If you make sure the places are far apart, everyone will get a good run out of it!




Print off your certificates and have an awards ceremony!


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