Swimming inspired activities to support your children’s lockdown learning
If your kids are missing the pool and you want to use their love of swimming to motivate them while you are home schooling, the Institute of Swimming has created some activities for you. You can also find lots of activity sheets from Swim England here.
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
Write a water safety story
If you need any ideas, use a scenario from the Swim England water safety worksheets below and expand the story.
Swim England – Boat capsized worksheet
Swim England – Spot the dangers worksheet
Swim England – Avoid the dangers worksheet
Swim England – How would you help? worksheet
Swim Safe activity sheet
Write a swimming inspired poem
This could be about your swimming lessons, swimming with school, or swimming with your family on holiday.
Key Stage 1:
Key Stage 2:
Swimming Pool Dimensions
Sink or float experiment
Select different items which are suitable to put in water.
Put them into two piles, 1 labelled ‘Floating’ and the other ‘ Sinking’
One item at a time drop into the water and see if you were right or wrong?
Discuss why you think it floated or sunk.
Range of items for putting in the water
Bowl or sink half full of water
Fight the germs experiment
Put some water in a bowl
Sprinkle pepper in the water to represent the germs
Place your finger into the water and see if any germs stick to your finger
Put a blob of soap onto your finger and place into the water. What happened to the germs? Did you get any germs on your finger?