I have found myself in a very strange situation where my kids are confusing basketballs for footballs and baseballs for tennis balls. Coming from a very “sporty” mother, this is rather embarrassing!
Since we homeschool, our kids aren’t exposed to the public school Physical Education program where they are introduced to a variety of sports throughout the year. Also, their interests are limited to swimming, soccer, dance and geocaching, so exposure to new sports is limited due to interest, time and money. We don’t have the time or money to add more evening lessons/team sports.
I had to come up with a plan to get my kids exposed to multiple sports so they can get to know at least the basic rules of the most popular sports and have a chance at trying them out while at home or with our homeschool group. They need to be able to recognize different sports and sports equipment.
I’d like to share with you the compilation of resources I am using for my family. Includes basic rules, printable worksheets, educational games and crafts. A little bit of everything for all ages and skills. Some of these activities are only sports-themed school activities, but nonetheless, it exposes the kids to the world of sportsin a different way. Which is ok too.
If I set myself a goal to teach one sport a month, or even every 2 weeks, the kids should gain enough knowledge on each sport to make this mama proud. Learning new skills, vocabulary words and using sports as a theme for learning multiple school subjects, sounds like a great plan to me!
If you use any of the above resources, please let me know how you made out.
If you have any other resources that could be added, please feel free to add them in the comments section. I’d love to take a look at them.