Our April 2023 Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!
Use this printable calendar as a resource to share with your students to keep them active during the Spring season! Encourage them to participate in the challenge at home too, and even include their family. You can use the Fitness Challenge outdoors as a fun way to get kids moving and as a warm up.
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of April 2023. Here is the link to the download, which is a total of 3 pages with visuals.
*Be sure to socially distance and safely complete the activities.
Printable Fitness Calendar April 2023
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For April, kids (and parents!) can practice some basic fitness exercises, plus some baseball themed activities in honor of baseball season in April.
Each week, the number of repetitions for each fitness exercise increases. Please keep in mind the number of repetitions is meant as a guide, and can be adapted as needed based on age group and skill level.
The calendar includes a task card for each challenge, so you can show your students images of the correct way to do the activities.
On Wednesdays, students will refer to the Baseball Task Card to celebrate the start of baseball season in April. (Opening day is March 30th). Each Wednesday of the month, students will do the 5 activities listed on the card. These include practicing swinging a bat, pitching with both their dominant and non-dominant hand, throwing, and catching.
View our selection of Baseball items here.
If you are teaching in person, you can use the task card to create stations – print each baseball activity on a sheet of paper and tape it to a cone. Set up 5 cones for each activity. Students will rotate at the sound the “Charge” theme song.
If your students do not have basballs or bats at home, you can still have them act out the activities using their imagination. You can even suggest some items they can use instead to practive swinging at an object, like a balloon and a pool noodle.
Download our printable Fitness Challenge Task Sheet for your participants to fill out each day. They will record what exercises they did and put a check mark in the completed box if they completed the number of reps on the calendar. There is also a self-assessment section which is great for social emotional learning. Kids will circle the emoji that best describes how they felt after doing the exercises. The notes section is a place where they can jot down anything related to the activities, and also a great place to record their hobbies they did each Saturday this month.
Get the printable Task Sheet here.
Certificate of Completion
Reward your students for completing the Fitness Challenge! View our printable Certificate of Completion below specifically designed for the month of April. It will open up a Word Document with the template – you just have to fill in the names of your students where it says Enter Name Here.
Get the printable Certificate here.
Here are some additional resources for keeping kids active in April:
- Sport Stacking for Physical Activity & Education
- STEM Night Activities for Physical Education
- 10 Hula Hoop Activities for Physical Education
We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below!
Sorry! I just found the link when I was reading the other comments! Thank you! Just ignore my question! We missed it on 1st week…
Hi again! Shall we repeat in May the same sequence as we had in April? We are missing the May “Fitness Challenge” table… I didn’t want to be pushy, but we are on May 9th already and I can not find the table for May… can you help me?
Ok, thank you.
will there be a may 2020 calender?
Hi there, we apologize for the delay in posting the May calendar as staff was limited during this time. It is officially up on the blog now. Hope you can still use it for your program! https://www.ssww.com/blog/may-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/. We will be posting the June calendar soon.
When is the May 2020 Calendar coming out? I really liked April’s.
Hi Kathy, we apologize for the delay in posting the May calendar as staff was limited during this time. It is officially up on the blog now. Hope you can still use it for your program! https://www.ssww.com/blog/may-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/. We will be posting the June calendar soon.
Do you have a May 2020 fitness challenge calendar?
Hi Tara, we apologize for the delay in posting the May calendar as staff was limited during this time. It is officially up on the blog now. Hope you can still use it for your program! https://www.ssww.com/blog/may-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/. We will be posting the June calendar soon.
Dear Teacher, the kids are doing the activities (even weekends). However, recording is hard on parents, because my husband and I need to work.
Hi Luciana, thank you for your comment. Yes we definitely understand it is a busy time. You can choose not to use the sheet to record the activities. It can be a way for kids to keep track of their own activities if they are able, and express how they felt after each exercise. But just keeping active and following the fitness challenge is a great thing. Glad you are finding the calendars useful. Hope your family is staying safe!
The download includes a Baseball task card, not a basketball one.
Hi Shanda, sorry for the delay as we have had limited staff during this time. The calendar was supposed to say Baseball every Wednesday, so it looks like it was a typo just in the calendar and the document was supposed to just include that Baseball Task Card. Thank you for catching that. We just published May 2020 https://www.ssww.com/blog/may-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/ and will be posting June soon.
I see the baseball task card on page 3 of the download but there isn’t a basketball task card in the download. Help!
Hi Erin, sorry for the delay as we have had limited staff during this time. The calendar was supposed to say Baseball every Wednesday, it was a typo in the calendar portion. Page 3 was only supposed to include that Baseball Task Card. I hope you were still able to use the resource last month! We just published May 2020 https://www.ssww.com/blog/may-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/ and will be posting June soon.
Thank you so much, seems so exciting,Ryan will love it .
Nazila Azim (Ryan Azim’s Mom) first graider
I can’t find the task cards for the month of April.
Hi Mandy, the April calendar includes 1 Baseball Task Card and you will find that on page 3 of the download.
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april activities program
Hi there, are you looking for additional information besides the printable calendar for April?
I will look forward to sharing this with my students I anticipate they will enjoy the challenge.
Hi Victoria, great to hear you like our Fitness Challenge Calendar! This one is from 2018, we will have the April 2019 calendar completed soon. I can email you when it is posted.
This looks great. May I ask – what is a ‘wall sit?’ Thanks in advance
Hi Mary! If you download the calendar from the blog (here is the link: http://ssww-blog.s3.amazonaws.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Fitness-Calendar-April-2018.pdf) there are some fitness task cards that show the exercises and have a little description too. A Wall Sit is where you lean with your back against the wall and slide down until your legs are no less than 90 degree angles and then hold that position. Thanks!