How to hold a sports day for kids at home

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Host a sporting event for your little athletes with our fun ideas.

Host your own opening ceremony

This downloadable DIY Brazilian carnival inspired headdress is a quick and easy activity for kids. Once they're cut out and coloured-in, they can wear with pride before the games begin.

Indoor and outdoor games ideas

Invite friends and family over and get competitive with some classic sports day games, like the three-legged race, water bucket relay, or egg and spoon race.

For rainy days, bring the fun indoors with living room-friendly games such as paper plate discus, balloon volleyball and hallway long jump.

Make your own medals

Collect a few jam jar lids and coat each one in gold, silver or bronze glitter, then glue on a colourful ribbon.

You could even create some edible medals with homemade cookies (make sure you bake them with a hole in for threading the ribbon through).

Build your own sports day mascot

Bring a lucky charm to your sports day with a homemade mascot – have the kids dress up a puppet, teddy or range of dolls with their own carnival headdress as a nod to the games.

Prepare snacks inspired by Rio de Janeiro

Continue the Brazilian theme and refuel with delicious snacks from South America. See a whole host of Brazilian-inspired food on Tesco Real Food

Finish with a closing ceremony

Hand out your homemade medals to the winners, (and some small treats for the runners-up) before a round of applause.

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