Our unique children’s exercise fitness mats are designed from the ground up for primary & lower secondary schools. We consulted with leading UK sports professionals throughout the development of our mats (from inception to production) to make them what they are today. We have also worked with several UK and European schools to test our mats in different environments to refine our mats from what we learnt from the feedback of our customers.
What are Action Mats?
Action Mats have been specifically designed to overcome the challenges that come with running a PE lesson or physical group activity for children aged between 3 and 12 years old.
Action Mats are popular with primary schools and sports clubs but the mats may be used in many different environments.
There are several different types of Actions Mats available. Each type of mat caters for a particular activity or class. For instance, physical activity mats work well in a PE or after school class/club setting while the large size jigsaw puzzles more for getting the child/student working with their problem solving skills.
If you are looking to improve your PE teachers and PE coordinators efficiency and effectiveness with their PE classes then why not make Action Mats part of your children’s fitness program.
Captivating and Engaging
The mats themselves are lightweight, non-slip and non-trip – with bright and cheerful designs printed on complete with a stick man character to show the children how to do exercises.
To help PE teachers, Action Mats come with specifically designed Lesson Plans that can be used to promote a formal structured PE lesson.
Action Mats for KS1 & KS2
Mini Mats for Early Years Foundation Stage
Action Mats Benefits
Full body workout: Specifically chosen activities that are simple yet effective in providing a full body conditioning.
Promotes teamwork: Action Mats revolves around working with small to large groups of primary school children.
Versatile and creative: Even though Action Mats come with pre-defined lesson plans, designing your own drills/sequences is easy to do and exciting.
Easy to understand: Each mat has colourful illustrations to show the activity/task shown on the mat.
PE and Sport Premium compatible: Ticks all the boxes for satisfying funding requirements.
Safety in mind: Built to last with non-slip technology to ensure your students remain safe.
Lesson plans included: Provides PE teachers/coordinators with proven successful and engaging lessons.
Lightweight and portable: Easy to store and super simple for the children to setup and put away.
Richard Lightfoot, PE Coordinator
They are simple to use yet really really effective
Drove Primary School, Swindon, Wiltshire
Fantastic resource that as a school we use in a variety of different areas. Perfect for the children to set up themselves and the visual clues are excellent ensuring children remain focused on the task.
Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary School
We love our Actions Mats and we think they are great!
Andy Olde, PE Coordinator
The mats are really safe, if anyone falls over it wouldn’t hurt if they are on the mats. It is definitely a breath of fresh air for me, I’ve never seen anything like this.
Becki Powel, Deputy Head, The Wenlock School
These mats seem to be different, every time we get them out the kids want to use them. You can use your sports premium money, which is perfect because for that you have a whole list of things that you have to check off when you are investing that money.
Heather Hudson, Managing Director, Best Bedfordshire Schools Trust
Our after school children request them everyday and play for hours making up their own games.
Jenny Rochford, Head of PE
The great thing about the mats is they’re not just restricted for PE, we can use them for breakfast and lunchtime clubs and after school clubs.
Sonia Fenner, Headteacher, Pirton Primary School
As a small school, we have to compete with larger schools and the sports premium is all based on pupil numbers. So of course we don’t have as much as the larger schools. But we want to make sure we can offer our children the same opportunities as larger schools. We feel like we are managing to do that right now.
How Action Mats work
Action Mats children's fitness exercise mats are designed to integrate seamlessly in to PE lessons. Because each Action Mat has an illustrated of what exercise or task to carry out it means you can set up different circuits combinations every time. The different activities for each mat ensure a full body work out for the student or child.
Super Simple to Use
Action Mats are super simple to setup and run a PE lesson with. You can choose to either work in a formal way using the structured Action Mats lesson plans that are provided with your mats or if you and are familiar the mats you can simply freestyle and develop your own circuit/drills.
Simply lay out your Action Mats in your desired configuration or follow our Activity Plan guides.
Compliment the mats with fitness equipment such as skipping ropes, hula-hoops and benches etc.
The Exercise Phase is where it all happens. You can execute the PE class with several different variations/formats. Perhaps you wish to split up your students in to group and have them compete against each other or maybe they prefer to do a timed circuit.
Whatever style you wish to adopt Action Mats are always adaptable to whatever lesson format you wish to use.
Action Mats are super easy to tidy up, stack them store in the protective carry bag.
Pre-prepared Activity Guides
All Action Mat bundles come with a series of Activity Guide and Lesson Plans so you will never run out of ideas. While Action Mats work just fine without formal planning we have included these guides and plans so you can mix up your lessons when you feel the need to.
We have introduced other mats collections that are orientated to exercising the child's brain power and problem solving. These additional collections come in the form of letters, numbers and giant jigsaw puzzles. Action Mats versatility means these mats can be incorporated to PE classes as well as different class subjects such as mathematics and English.
What Customers Are Saying
Where can we get Action Mats?
You can get your Action Mats right here via our website. Ordering can be carried out online and we will keep you up-to-date about the status of your order.
Action Mats are PE and Sport Premiums compatible. They tick all the boxes for satisfying funding requirements.
Free PE Lesson Plans Download
Download 3 amazing tried and tested PE lessons for free. The PE lesson plans include different activities and timings/activity duration. These PE lessons are ideal for a PE coach or PE coordinator that would like to minimise their planning of PE lesson classes. Simply enter your email address and we will send you the download link for your free PE lesson plans.
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Is it possible to have our school logo or club crest on the mats?
The standard PE mats, Home bases mats and the 3-6 year old PE mats can all accommodate your logo or crest for a small charge. You can select the product Personal Logo Customisation within the online store.
How long does it take for delivery of Action Mats?
Delivery is typically between 2-3 weeks of when we receive your order. We will let you know once we have dispatched your order.
How do I care for my Action Mats?
Store Action Mats flat in their carry bags to prevent the corners from curling up. The lifespan and vibrancy of you Action Mats will be best maintained if they are used in bare feet. Dirt and light soiling can be brushed off or vacuumed. Heavy soiling can be cleaned with a proprietary carpet cleaner.
Spills and cleaning tips:
Never rub the surface. The correct way to approach a spillage or mark is to blot the area with a clean absorbent cloth or white paper towel.
Clean with a proprietary cleaning solution thereafter.
Do not expose to a direct source of heat. If the mats get wet, allow them to dry naturally laid flat.
Action Mats can be used outside however avoid loose grit and dirt which can prematurely wear the rubber backing out.
Prolonged exposure to bright sunlight may cause colours to fade.