Fitness Board Games

Keeping Kids and Yourself active at home

Keeping fit at home can become boring and tedious, watching the same workout video or doing the same activities. However, why not bring in a board game element to make it both fun and competitive. The fantastic team at PE & School Network have come up with some amazing fitness board game ideas to make home fitness fun. They have taken some of our favourite board games and brought the fun of home fitness to them, and they are great for people of all ages!

Here are two of their best fitness board games that they have created and you can download to play now:

 

Sportopoly

Equipment:

  • Yoga mat
  • Clear space in your room
  • Dice and an object for game piece

This is a great twist on the traditional Monopoly board game to bring different fitness elements into it. To play this game just get into your sports gear, give yourself lots of space to perform the activities, create a play piece for you, and some dice.

Rules of the game:

  1. Each player must have a different object to use as a game piece
  2. Roll the dice and move your piece and complete the task
  3. Each task completed you earn points of that colour
  4. If end up in Sin Bin you miss a go
  5. First player to either collect 100 points or complete two different sets of colours wins

Resources:

Snakes and Ladders

Equipment:

  • Yoga mat
  • Clear space in your room
  • Dice and an object for game piece

On of the classics and this version makes it a great workout whilst seeing who can get the top first. Not every square has an exercise so you might be lucky and have some rests. However, if you hit those snakes, you could find yourself having an extended workout! To play, you just need a die, a piece to move for yourself, a yoga mat and some space.

Rules of the game:

  1. Each player must have a different object to use as a game piece
  2. Roll the dice and move your piece and complete the task
  3. Go up ladders if land on the bottom space
  4. Go down snakes if land on the head space
  5. First player to square 100 wins

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COMING SOON

We are talking with The PE and School Sport Network on which other of their amazing fitness board games can be used to encourage PE at home and bring some fitness fun. We are also looking at creating an Adult’s version of these fitness board games as well as a football and rugby version for more home fitness.

Who are The PE and Sport Network

The PE & School Sports Network is a progressive organisation that works with over 135 primary, secondary and special schools to help develop physical education and school sport.

Their strategic business development sits within the following key areas:

  • Professional Development - ensuring all schools can teach, assess and lead the subject across whole school.
  • PE & School Sport - ensuring that a broad, balanced and inclusive competition programme is offered.
  • Health & Wellbeing - ensuring that each child is able to access health orientated curriculum thus understanding the importance of being healthy for life.
  • Leadership - ensuring that all those who wish to volunteer, coach and lead are given the skills and confidence to do so.