Activities to help children’s mental health
Physical activity has huge potential to improve children’s mental health. Being physically active regularly can increase their self-esteem and can reduce anxiety and stress.
Endorphins released during exercise also help them to feel better as they trigger a positive feeling in the body.
We know getting the kids active can sometimes be difficult. Check out below some easy, free ways to get them moving, as well as activities that’ll keep them entertained.
10 Minute Shake Up games
Take a look at these fun games inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters, featuring activities they can do both indoors and outdoors.Find out more
Indoor games and activities
These games and activities will help children get the 60 minutes of daily physical activity they need.
They also feature even more games their favourite Disney, Pixar and Marvel characters.Find out more
YouTube workouts with Joe Wicks
The Body Coach TV has a great selection of playlists full of videos for children, including ‘5 Minute Move’ and ‘PE with Joe’.Find out more
Learn to ride a bike with Ready Set Ride
HSBC UK has a brilliant collection of videos designed to get you ready to teach a child to ride a bike, making sure they are set up correctly and as safe as possible.Find out more
Table Tennis Kidz
Are you looking for a new way to develop and challenge your child? TT Kidz is an inclusive and accessible programme for children between 7 and 11.Find out more
Active Kids Do Better
Get started by using the family-friendly activities and begin moving together in your living room, garden or local park.
They also have a downloadable family pack.Find out more
Fun video workouts
GoNoodle have a whole choice of videos and resources for children to follow along and get moving with.Find out more
Cosmic Kids Yoga
These fun videos help children with yoga, mindfulness and relaxation. They also have individual playlists for their different session lengths, so you can find one to suit you.Find out more
You can also check out Every Mind Matters’ advice for looking after a child or young person’s mental health.
They also have a page on self-care tips for young people, featuring videos and useful links.