Activities and ToolsBAM! Body and Mind
DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
BAM! uses kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features to appeal to 9-13 year olds. The site also serves as an aid to teachers.
ZOOM: For Kids By Kids
Public Broadcasting Service.
Fun games and activities for kids, including Physical Challenges.
Go Girl Go!
Women's Sports Foundation.
A curriculum-based program for girls, coaches and parents to reinforce positive behaviors and educate girls about the dangers of inactivity. Includes a campaign for 3rd-8th graders, and another campaign for high school students.
Mind and Body: Activities for the Elementary Classroom (PDF | 6.07 MB)
Montana Team Nutrition. Montana Office of Public Instruction.
Provides a wealth of physical activities to be done in the classroom with young children.
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Programs Resource Network.
Stunts, games, and rhymes to encourage jumping rope as a fun form of physical fitness. Also includes healthy jump rope snacks.
Create a Classroom That Moves!
Ohio Team Nutrition.
This kit consists of three core classroom tools: Grade-level nutrition lessons; Physical activity breaks; My Classroom Physical Activity Pyramid.
Stories in Motion – Physical Activity Breaks
Iowa Team Nutrition; 2012.
"Stories in Motion" are short stories that include action words which prompt bursts of physical activity! These stories can be utilize in classrooms to provide short physical activity breaks.
Move for Thought: Integrated Physical Activities for Learning in the Elementary School Classroom (PDF | 1.04 MB)
Iowa Team Nutrition.
This kit is designed to help children increase their physical activity levels during the school day, as well as to help teachers facilitate learning and academic achievement. The kit can be used to assist in meeting Healthy Kids Act physical activity minutes and Healthier US School Challenge physical activity minutes (if planned in partnership with the physical education teacher).