Our January 2021 Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!
It’s a brand new year, and an important time to encourage kids to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle, whether they are at home learning virtually, or learning in person. This calendar can easily be shared virtually with students and they can do the challenge independently or as a group over video chat.
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of January. We’ve also included a Certificate of Completion and a Task Sheet.
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For the month of January, we’ve included basic fitness exercises, including lunges, squat jumps, heel kicks, and jump and twists. 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.
On Saturdays, kids can choose their favorite hobbies to do at home with family and friends. Many of these are outdoor activities, and depending on where you live and the seasons you have, you can adapt these ideas.
January is National Hobby Month
For the month of January, we are celebrating National Hobby Month! Each Saturday, students can choose from a list of over 30 hobby ideas on page 4, or choose their own. Make sure they record on the calendar which hobbies they chose. This is a great opportunity to stay active while also spending time with family members, doing something they enjoy. They may even find a new hobby! Suggest to your students that they choose something they love, and also something they haven’t tried before to gain a new experience.
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. It will open up a Word Document and all you have to do is fill in the names.
Get the printable Certificate here.
Here are some additional resources related to Hobby Month:
- 10 Basketball Lesson Ideas for PE
- Football Activities for Physical Education
- Cosmic Bowling Activity for PE Class
- Jumbo Games for Active Play
- 5 Classic Fitness Games for Kids
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