KS1 Activity: Running Fast

The aim of this activity is to develop the skill of running and improve your technique!

Start by downloading the Activity Brochure, then watch the demonstration video below.

Download Activity Brochure (PDF)

Skill Challenge: Cheetah Chase!

How fast can you run 10 metres?

You will need:

2 toys to mark out your 10-metre track
A stopwatch/phone
Tape measure (don’t worry if you don’t have one)


Place one toy (marker) in the corner of your yard or garden (you need 10 metres of space)
Either mark out 10m using a tape measure or take 10 big steps forward from your first marker (start line), place your second marker (finish line)
Get someone to time you & on “GO” run as fast as you can from the start line to the finish line. Stop the watch when you cross the finish line, note the time.
See if you can beat your first attempt
See if you can beat your parent, carer or sibling

Watch the video demonstration below!

Are you finished?

Remember to track your progress on your Activity Worksheet so it counts towards your 120 minutes of activity, then go back and choose another activity!

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