ACTIVE KIDS

Our aim here at Can-do Kids is to show everyone, adults and children alike, that exercise is, and always should be a happy, natural and positive experience. On this page you can find fun games and workout ideas for children, as well as tips, ideas and workouts to help grown-ups too.*

Can-do Kids is just getting started. We'll be adding more content over the coming weeks and months so please keep checking back for new material and resources, and don't forget to join our Can-do Kids Club to receive updates on our projects.

*Please be aware that all activities suggested in this resource should be supervised by an adult and are undertaken at the participants’/supervising adult’s own risk. Make sure you check your area is clear of tripping hazards, sharp corners, and other potential hazards before you start. Adapt the workout to make sure it is safe and suitable for the space you have. Always have water on hand so you can stay hydrated whilst you exercise. Make sure you warm up and cool down properly.

To help you find what you are looking for, we've colour coded the sections:

ARTICLES

For articles and blogs about health and fitness, look for the orange entries.

Happy Jumps

WORKOUTS

For links to workout ideas and downloads, look for the yellow entries.
 

These entries are designed to take the thinking out of exercise so you can keep your kids (and yourselves) active without having to think too hard about it.

ACTIVE LEARNING

For active learning ideas, look for the blue entries.

 

Kids learn best when they're having fun. If you want to add a bit of variety to your homeschooling days or just need to get the kids up and moving for a few minutes, these ideas are for you.

ARTICLE

Positive Exercise for Life

Why changing your own attitude to exercise is the best way to keep your children healthy and active.

WELLBEING, FAMILY, BODY CONFIDENCE, POSITIVITY, CREATING HABITS

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WORKOUT INSPIRATION

Secret Circuit

Big and small people of all ages will love this full body workout. Be prepared to laugh and sweat in equal measures.

FAMILY WORKOUT, CARDIO & STRENGTH, CIRCUIT, TEAM WORK, FUN

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Tin Can People

Improve fine motor skills, creativity and hand-eye coordination with this fun Tin Can Person 'create and play' activity.

CREATIVITY, FINE MOTOR SKILLS, HAND-EYE COORDINATION

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WORKOUT INSPIRATION

The TV Remote Game

A favourite with kids of all ages. Good for boosting energy and getting kids up and moving as a warm up, stand-alone game or part of a workout.

MOVEMENT BREAK, CARDIO, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Active Numbers

A fantastic way to help children with their numeracy. People learn in all sorts of ways. Some people find it easier to process and memorise information when they are moving in a space.

MOVEMENT BREAK, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, WARM UP, CONCENTRATION & MEMORY, NUMERACY

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WORKOUT INSPIRATION

Active Story Time

Active stories are a really fun way to get kids moving and get their imaginations all fired up.

FAMILY WORKOUT, CARDIO & STRENGTH, CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, STORYTELLING

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Moving Pairs

A fun energy booster for kids of all ages.

MOVEMENT BREAK, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, WARM UP, CONCENTRATION & MEMORY

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WORKOUT INSPIRATION

Dice Throw Circuit

A great way to make exercise fun and kid-friendly.

FAMILY WORKOUT, CARDIO & STRENGTH, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, NUMERACY

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Active Alphabet

A fun and active way to practice sound and letter recognition for younger children. For older children, use this game to practice spellings.

MOVEMENT BREAK, CARDIO, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, WARM UP, CONCENTRATION & MEMORY

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WORKOUT INSPIRATION

Clock Sprints

Get a workout and practice telling the time with this high energy game. If you have a smaller space, use this as a slightly slower paced movement game instead.

FAMILY WORKOUT, CARDIO, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, TELLING THE TIME, MOVEMENT BREAK

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ACTIVE LEARNING

Number Stepping Stones

A short activity to help children with their numeracy. People learn in all sorts of ways. Some people find it easier to process and memorise information when they are moving in a space.

MOVEMENT BREAK, LEARN THROUGH PLAY, FUN, WARM UP, CONCENTRATION & MEMORY, NUMERACY

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