Sports Day is one of the most fun days of the year at school. So I’m doing my best to give you some ideas about how you could create your own Sports Day at home, or in your nearest park!
Below are some races you could try and set up with your family.
Please make sure you set up the races in enough space so that you are safe and won’t easily hurt yourself. Doing these activities must be supervised by your parents or carers and they are responsible for your safety!
The Egg and Spoon Race
Don’t be a cheater though like some of those smaller kids! You’re not allowed to hold the egg with your hands or your fingers! If you don’t want to use an egg, you could use scrunched up pieces of paper.
Bin Bag Sack Racing
Or you could use pillow cases. Race up and down in a garden or in a park.
Book Balance Race
This sports day event seems to be popular in India. I found quite a few videos! Have a go yourself at home!
This is a race that needs two players to be on the same team. The bigger person stands up and holds the ankles of the smaller person. The smaller person uses their hands to walk, while the bigger person directs them. This video is from a country called the Philippines.
What if it’s raining? Make an indoor obstacle course using your furniture and your toys!
If you only have a small space, try to be as creative as possible. Be careful with doors. You could use the outside area too to make up an obstacle course!
Collect the ball race
You don’t need to use balls. You could race to collect any objects and put them in a basket, or a bag! Be creative!
Hopefully this has given you some great ideas to organise a really fun Sports Day at home. Don’t forget to make sure you do a running race at the end!
Send a photo or a video of you completing a Sports Day race to win a merit. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave a comment to tell me which race was your favourite, or tell me an idea for a different race that I didn’t show in the videos!
Please do your races safely! I do not take responsibility for any of your bumps or accidents! Take care.