Did you know that UK’s Chief Medical Officer recommends 3 hours of physical activity for children aged 2-5 every day?
However, according to a survey by Public Health England, only 10% of children in this age range actually do the recommended amount of physical activity! It is no wonder, then, that almost a quarter of children in reception year are classed as overweight or obese.
National School Sports Week is run by the Youth Sport Trust and happens in June each year. The aim is to get school children taking part in physical activity to improve their health and wellbeing.
This year, National School Sports Week took place between 25th-29th June. The PJ Masks were working alonside the Youth Sport Trust promoting #PJMasksPowerOf3, to get kids out and exercising…and enjoying it!
We were sent an exciting PJ Masks bundle in conjunction with National School Sports Week so we could get active.
My smallest has long coveted a Gecko costume and he couldn’t have been happier when one arrived just for him!
Although it’s been a little bit warm to wear a full costume in the garden recently, this did not put him off at all.
The bowling set went down very well, although as he’s only little we let him cheat a bit…
The bowling game can be played indoors or outdoors and they can play on their own or against a sibling.
Also in the bundle was a fabulous PJ Masks safety helmet.
It’s just the thing to keep him safe on his scoot to preschool and it actually fits his head unlike most!
There isn’t a child I’ve met that doesn’t love bubbles and a good game of competitive bubble popping can be a great activity for little ones.
The PJ Masks Bubble Bucket is a great idea as it can be shared between three people and it’s much more difficult to tip over than your usual pot of bubble mixture. Blowing the bubbles was easy even for my youngest.
If you want to find out more, take a look at the Youth Sport Trust National School Sport Week website here.
You can download the Youth Sport Trust fundraising guide and create your centre’s online fundraising page. All fundraising efforts will make a real difference and will go towards the PJ Masks Charity Partnership, aiming to raise £15,000 over the year to support children in deprived areas through the Youth Sport Trust Healthy Movers programme.
We were sent the items featured in this post free of charge for writing about the #PJMasksPowerof3 campaign.