Why Kids Sports Activities are important
Team-based or individual sports activity for children are not only of physical benefit. They learn to interact not only with other children their age, but also with older individuals in their coaches and sports officials. Kids learn leadership skills, team-building skills and communication skills that will help them in school, their future career and personal relationships. Children who participate in sports get praise and encouragement from coaches and parents, which helps to build self-confidence. They also learn to trust in their own abilities and push themselves, accepting constructive criticism and using it to their benefit.
Ideas for Sports Games for Kids
In your hallway, place 10 empty cans or milk cartons in a triangle formation as your bowling pins. Walk several feet away and draw a starting line. Use any ball and challenge the children to bowl from the start line and do their best to knock all the pins down.
A game of fast-thinking and coordination. Get a group of children into a large circle and give one of them a ball. Have the child select a category such as ‘movies’. The child must bounce the ball to another child in the circle. That child must catch the ball and name a movie. If the child drops the ball, fails to name a movie or names a movie that has already been named, they are eliminated from the game.
All you need is a bucket and a small, light ball. Each player takes a turn at throwing the ball into the bucket. When a player scores a bucket, he or she takes a step back and throws again until missing. The player who shoots the ball in the bucket from the farthest distance wins.
Each child takes a turn passing under a horizontal pole. They must lean back, not duck forward. If the child successfully passes under the pole without touching it or knocking it down, they go back in line and the pole is lowered slightly, until one child remains.