Year 1 Home Sports Day Ideas!

As we haven’t been able to enjoy Sports Day this year, here are some alternative ideas that you could try at home, in the garden or even during a visit to the park!

Task 1 Design and create a timetable of different races . . .

10 am Running races.

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10:20 am Egg and spoon.

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10:20 am Three legged race! (Warning: This should give you the giggles!)

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3:00pm Assault Course – using furniture you have at home; climb under tables, in and out of chairs, jump on cushion stepping stones etc.

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Put on your sports kit and get competitive with your family!


Task 2 Timed challenges

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Use a timer on your phone to see how long it takes you to . . .

  • Run around the garden 5 times.
  • Skip around the garden.
  • Do an assault course.

Compare your time against your family. Who was the fastest/ quickest?

Write down the times in a table to keep a record.


Task 3 Design and make medals and trophies.

Use junk modelling materials like these . . .

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Or a simple salt dough recipe . . .

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2 cups of plain flour

1 cup of salt

3/4 of a cup of water

(Some food colouring if you would like to change the colour.)

Mix together these ingredients so that they create a dough. Shape, press into and mark the dough. Leave to dry out or bake on a very low temperature for two hours until hard to touch. Thread a piece of string or ribbon into the hole and wear your medal with pride!

Or even edible medals! These would go down a treat!

Medal cookies

The recipe is here –


Task 4 – Research an athlete of your choice.

If you are feeling motivated – create a fact sheet or book about them!

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Task 5 – Watch clips from the Olympics on YouTube alongside your child. Discuss the equipment, flags and nationalities, who came first, second etc.

You could write a report about a race that you found very exciting! First do a commentary for the video, so you know what to write. You could record this on your phone for your child.


Look at our earlier posts for other active home challenges, including paper plate tennis, dancing on newspaper stages, balloon fun and calming yoga!

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