I've heard the question more than a few times - "But what are you going to do for P.E.?" In the beginning I did actually give this some thought and worry, but now it seems laughable. Here's our physical fitness activities for this Fall semester of homeschooling:
2. Organized Sports - my five year old son plays tball for a local youth league, and my nine year old daughter takes tennis lessons once each week. Each of them gets one sport, because I don't want them to be overscheduled, and because these things are expensive! Since we are having more relaxed time for them to participate in sports, we spend a lot of time watching baseball games and we just finished watching the US Open. I also don't feel rushed if a practice runs late to get homework finished, showers taken, etc... We can be more relaxed because I know if they go to bed late they can just get up a little later the next day.
3. We are members of our local YMCA - I make it a point to get the kids to YMCA. We mostly swim because each of my children took swimming/diving lessons this past summer. I also love to swim. Just yesterday we went to the pool and met a nice homeschooling family, so the kids swam laps, practiced diving, and I got some laps in, too. The Y is also a great place for the kids to learn a lot of life skills - they offer so many classes for children and adults, and the quality of people you meet there is always good.
4. I try to make opportunities to teach my kids new physical activities and games and include neighbor children. We have a group of children next door to us - and this past weekend they came over to learn how to play Chinese Jump Rope games with us.
By the way, I'm also convinced that a lot of behavior problems in public school can be directly linked to a lack of time for physical activity. I know my son would be a mess in school with just 15 minutes of recess each day. He functions MUCH better at home when I have let him run and play and wear himself out.
I'm hoping (and I need to work on this!) to make physical fitness an integral part of my children's lives - so that if they haven't had some type of physical activity in a day they feel lost. I am not quite at that point, but I do have friends who are like that I'm envious.