Our June Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of June 2018. Here is the link to the download, which is a total of pages with visuals:
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For June, since it marks the beginning of summer and school is out, we encourage kids their parents, and their friends to all practice simple fitness exercises during the week and on weekends.
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 Wednesdays, students will refer to Tasks Cards #1 & #2 that have various activities listed on each card. Each of these cards can be done with no props or materials, so anyone can participate! The activities include arm and leg exercises, ski jumps, crisscross jumps, knee to elbow, and more.
Motivate Kids to Get Active Outdoors!
It is important for kids to stay active during the summer months. Now more than ever, we need to encourage our youth to get outdoors instead of spending so much time inside with technology. On Saturdays, we have a Nature Walk listed on this Fitness Calendar. Be sure to schedule time each weekend to go for a walk or a hike. Start with a mile, and adjust as you go through the month. Plan some fun activites on the Nature Hike, like an “I Spy” game where kids must spot certain wildlife or plant life you have listed. Or, plan a spot to go bird watching and share some educational facts about their migration habits. Combine nature and physical activity to make it fun!
Here are some great additional resources:
- Birdhouse Activities – Planning a Spring Nature Watch
- Collaboration, Gratitude and Birds (Yeah, Birds!)
- Flip the Switch on Screen Time: Eight Tips
- Inspire Wellness with 4 Nature Activities (Video)
FREE Webinar: Fostering Belonging through Physical Activity at Summer Meal Sites (6/20 at 1 PM ET)
Fun physical activity is a great way to boost attendance at summer meal sites. You’ll leave this webinar with simple (and inexpensive) resources for cooperative physical activity that integrates social, emotional and academic development. We’ll highlight tools you can use this summer for family engagement and staff education.
We would love to hear your feedback in the comment section below!