Our March 2021 Fitness Challenge Calendar is here!
Use this printable calendar as a resource to share with your students for virtual learning, and encourage them to participate in the challenge at home with their family. If you have students in the classroom, you can use the Fitness Challenge outdoors as a fun way to get kids moving and active. Be sure to socially distance and safely complete the activities.
We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this basketball themed fitness calendar for the month of March 2021. Below is the link to the download, which is a total of 6 pages with visuals:
We’ve also included a Certificate of Completion and a Task Sheet. See below for details and printable PDFs!
Students are challenged each day to participate in the activities listed on the calendar. For March, kids can practice various basketball skills and warmups, including dribbling, jump shots and dunks, quick feet and quarters turns, side slides and line drills. 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 task cards for each challenge, so you can show your students images of the correct way to do the activities.
We also have these awesome new Fitness Challenge Award Bracelets that align perfectly with this calendar. Pass them out to students after they finish the challenge as a great incentive and reward!
To celebrate the start of basketball season in March, our calendar allows students to practice dribbling, shooting the ball into the basket with jump shots and dunking, and various other warm ups that are used for the sport, like quick feet and line drills.
On Wednesdays, students will refer to the Basketball Task Cards, which both include a list of 5 activities for dribbling and handling a basketball.
If your students do not have a baskeball or a hoop at home, you can still have them act out the activities with a ball, using their imagination. You can even suggest some ways they can create a hoop at home, which combines STEAM with PE. They can use a hula hoop, fishing net, or other household materials.
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 March. 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 Football & American Heart Month
- 10 Basketball Lesson Ideas for PE
- Which Basketball is Better for My Program?
- Physical Education Resources
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