Articles for Kids plus prompts
(Grades 3-6) – Physical Activity Can Boost Kids’ Brains
(Grades 3-6) – Exercise + Learning = Better Test Scores
(ESL and Grade 2 version) Kids Focus Better When They Are Active
Articles for Teachers, or Older/Advanced Students
NPR Article – Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think
NY Times Article – Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?
Resources for Physical Activity in the Classroom (PDFs)
Energizers help students learn as they move. These include ideas such as having students identify and act out verbs in a story, or create a movement for each food group and act out the correct movement when they hear a food named.
Tutti Fruitti Instant Recess is designed for PreK students.
Power Up in 10 is a strength training booklet for families.
Black Dog Yoga discusses the emotional and mental benefits of each pose, as well as its physical benefits.
Playing for Healthy Choices is a set of playing cards with physical activities and nutrition tips that you can print and cut out.