Our December Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of December 2019. Here is the link to the download:
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For December, the exercises include pushups, crunches, arm circles, and bicycles. 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.
Wednesdays are Cardio Day, where students will spend the alloted time either jumping rope, practicing their hula hoop skills, jogging in place, or a combination of these.
The calendar also includes task cards for each challenge on pages 2 and 3, so you can show your students images of the correct way to do the activities.
Staying Active During Winter Break
Winter Break is a great opportunity for kids to spend time excercising with their family and friends. Encourage and challenge students to spend time outdoors (depending on the weather) and increase their physical activity over break. They can get together as a group to complete the challenges each day. Send students home with the printed fitness calendar, and if you have a parent newsletter, make sure to mention the calendar and the importance of staying active during vacation.
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 August. 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 related to season and staying active:
- Building A Snowman- Winter PE Activity
- Torn Paper Art and Writing Lesson
- Fight the Winter Blues: Stay Active at Home and School
- Healthier Generation Wellness Challenge
- Winter Indoor Gardening
- Inclusive Physical Education Fitness Stations
We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below!